6 Fun and Interesting Things to See and Do in Plomari
Plomari is a beautiful coastal town located on the south coast of Lesvos. It is the second largest town on the island, but still compact, friendly and an ideal place to visit. Plomari is famous for its picturesque port, stunning beaches, and of course, the greatest export - the Greek spirit, delicious ouzo.
Here’s the Real Lesvos list of 6 interesting things to do in Plomari:
- Visit one of the Ouzo Museums - Plomari is famous for being the home of ouzo, and the Ouzo Museum is the perfect place to learn about the history and production of this traditional Greek drink by seeing the distillery and bottling processes. You can sample the ouzo and buy some to take home too! Tours can get busy in peak season so it’s worth booking in advance.
- Walk around the port of Plomari - the picturesque port is the heart of the town, and it's a great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll or sit at one of the cafes or restaurants and enjoy the view. The beautiful architecture rises up from the port and coastline, and it's a very colourful town so exploring the pretty buildings and interesting architecture is a lovely way to spend time and really get a feel for this place. Many houses are built from local stone with many interesting features and there are several old churches and the Basilica of St Nicholas to visit.
- Visit the beaches - we highly recommend Ammoudeli and Agios Isidoros Beach - Agios Isidoros is a beautiful blue flag beach located just a few kilometres outside of Plomari and is known for its crystal clear waters and long stretch of soft sand and white pebbles. There are plenty of beach side bars and tavernas to sit and watch the world go by too! Ammoudeli is closer to the centre of Plomari and is a popular beach with crystal clear waters and pretty pebbles. There are two good seafood tavernas right on the beach.
- Get Adventurous! In Plomari it’s possible to hire e-bikes as well as regular mountain bikes to make exploring this beautiful area more fun! It's also possible to do a guided bike tour - tailored to your fitness/time. You can also hire speedboats (with or without a skipper) and explore this breathtaking stretch of Lesvos coastline. You can even sail along the coast and visit the hidden church on the rocks at Panagea Krifti.
- Explore the Olive Oil Museum - Learn about the history, growing olives and the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) production here on Lesvos and of course, get involved in an oil tasting and food pairing. This is a great experience for visitors of all ages and gives a great insight into the island's rich history and culture - which is intrinsically linked to the humble olive tree - after all there are more olive trees than people here on Lesvos!
- Try the local cuisine - Plomari is known for its delicious seafood, traditional Greek dishes, and of course, its ouzo. Make sure to try some of the local specialities while you're there. Farm to Fork is standard here with most produce grown and produced on the island. Most tavernas have a range of Greek food on offer, Real Lesvos recommends trying local cheese, honey, olives (of course) and Greek yoghurt! Traditional greek dishes such as Spanakopita - spinach pie, Kleftiko - slow cooked lamb, and all the delicious fresh salads and local seafood including calamari and fresh fish of the day!
Plomari makes a great base for a Real Lesvos holiday - check out the accommodation here. As the third largest Greek island, it's also a fantastic island to opt for a two or three centre holiday - Plomari works well when combined with Sigri - home to the Petrified Forest and Molyvos - the cobbled village with its harbour and castle. Contact us so we can help you plan a personalised itinerary that works for you.