Plomari of Lesvos
Agios Isidoros beach with the unique pebbles is one of the clearest beaches of Lesvos, which is most equipped for the bathers.. The sensitivity for the environment, the cleanness, the security and nature, guarantee moments of pleasure. The above reasons have led to the enactment of the 7th best beach in Greece, a vote that took place on the Internet under the «Clean shores» The Organization of nature protection and FEEE awards continuously since 1992 and give the right to post there, the blue flag of Europe.
It consists of the small town of Plomari and of the villages Akrasi, Abeliko, Megalochori, Neochori, Paleochori, Plagia and Trigonas. The town of Plomari is an insular town with a view over the blue sea of Aegean.
It is a small town of 3800 inhabitants. It was built in 1845. The modern town is built around the old historical centre and the Church of Saint Nikolaos. It consists of the neighbourhoods Platano, Agia Paraskevi, Tarsana, Agora, Proastio, Prophet Elias. To the east of Plomari and 2 kilometres from it, we will find the summer resort Saint Isidoros and to the west of Plomari the picturesque area Ammoudeli. At the port of Plomari we meet the neighborhood of Tarssana (old shipyard) where during the last century sailing-vessels were being constructed with special techniques by the experienced workers for the Aegean market. Here we find the Cultural Center housed in a building of an old soap making factory. The weather throughout the year is the best in the insular areas. Mild winters, beautiful spring, cool summer and an unforgettable Aegean autumn. You are always welcome to visit the Museum of «Ouzo», the Culture Center, and to appreciate the achitecture, to enjoy the local traditions and the products.
The town possesses an “Ouzo Museum” (in the Varvayiannis distillery), where visitors can see old stills and other implements used to produce ouzo, labels of various brands of local soap, as well as the trade correspondence of soap industry owners with overseas markets.
The museum hall also runs an ongoing exhibition of photographs of the local boats, as the area used to own a remarkable commercial fleet with which the ship owners of Plomari sailed in the Aegean and the Mediterranean as far as the Black Sea. Tourism is highly developed in Plomari, with many hotel complexes, shops, taverns, cafeterias and souvenir shops.
A small marina with a capacity for 60 boats has recently been built in Plomari. Every summer there are numerous cultural events, among which the most important are the “Ouzo Festival”, the Nautical week and “Veniaminia”.