Aphrodite Studios & Restaurant located to Agios Isidoros Beach at Plomari of Lesvos island in Greece. You may read more information about the island of Lesvos and the town of Plomari. Agios Isidoros beach is one of the best in Greece!
Lesvos – Mytilene
Lesvos lies in the Northeast of the Aegean Sea, almost at the mouth of the Gulf of Endermit – the sea border with the East. It is third largest island in Greece in order of size, after Crete and Evvoia, with a surface area of 1630 km, 320km of which is coastline. Most of the island is covered with its eleven million olive trees, while the remaining land is planted with fruit trees, grapevines, farms, gardens and grassland. The most important plains extend along the Gulf of Gera and the Gulf of Kalloni, while the island does not have any rivers, but merely streams. It is a spectacular island, with many award-winning beaches, traditional villages, a large variety of birds and wildflowers sspeices, medieval castles, well-built mansions, scenic harbors with cafes and inexpensive seafood restaurants, museums including 2 of the finest art museums in Greece, hotels of every class and category, and some of the warmest, friendliest people in all of Greece.
Lesvos has been a favorite location for artists, writers and romantics. It’s natural attractions include a petrified forest, the unique Hot Springs, health inducing spas that are dotted around Lesvos. Many have been in use for thousands of years for rheumatism, arthritis, gynaecological and dermatological ailments,as well as kidney and gallstones, neurological ailments, bronchitis and sciatica. Lesvos’ wonderful landscapes can be seen by donkey or horseback, cycling, jeep, or on foot. If you prefer to be on water there are yachts for charter.The numerous festivals held throughout the island of Lesvos, are enjoyed and celebrated in their traditional ways, with the locals displaying their flair for dancing, drinking and eating, hours on end, days on end.
Agriculture employs the vast majority of the island’s inhabitants. Other important economic activities are tourism and fishing. Lesvos is an island with rich historical and cultural tradition and even today the arts, literature and culture plays an important role in lives of its inhabitants. Those who choose Lesvos Island as their holiday location will enjoy its tranquility and peacefulness and will feel the hospitality of the locals who provide accommodation for tourists around the island. Its light, sun and sea are part of the island’s infinite beauty.
Theofilos museum exhibits works of the popular painter of Lesbos, Theofilos. It is located in a Vareia district on the outskirts of the town of Mytilene. It was constructed with the initiative and financing of Strati Eleftheriadi (Teriade), in 1965, who granted it to the Municipality of Mytilene. The museum has five exhibition rooms which house 86 works of the popular painter. Among Theofilos’ finest works are “Limnios Kehagias”, “the gulf of Yera”, “Trata (a traditional dance)” etc. The painter’s works were temporarily housed in the Municipal Gallery (near the Ministry of the Aegean) but restoration work in the old building is now complete and his works have once again found their place in the old museum building. You may see some of his paintings here.
42 kilometers from Mytilene on the southern coast of Lesvos, Plomari, the ouzo capital of Greece, is built ampithitheatrically near the sea and is the second largest town on the island.This is where the famous Plomari Ouzo comes from which is distilled in the traditional method. Whether it’s from drinking the extra strong ouzo that many of the inhabitants seem to favor or for some other reason, Plomarian’s have the reputation of being a little bit crazy and enjoying life to it’s fullest.
The architecture of the town is pretty amazing with giant old mansions and decaying factories, olive presses and tanneries amongst the houses of all different size shapes and colors. The town itself straddles each side of a ravine which in the rainy season turns into the Sedountas river. Some of the houses are built right on the river and their walls form the banks, keeping the flow contained and moving down towards the sea. While Plomari is impressive in the summer it must be a spectacular place when the river is rushing down the mountain. Plomari was originally up in the mountains where the beautiful village of Megalohori now stands. Both the mountain village and the port were destroyed by fires from 1841 to 1843, after which the city we now know as Plomari was built and became an important center for industry and commerce.
The local festival (or “panigiri”) season kicks off in mid-July with an ouzo festival, and culminates towards the end month in celebrations honouring Agios Haralambos and including such rural activities as horse race. The seaside summer resort of Agios Isidoros lies on the east, two kilometers far from Plomari, while picturesque Ammoudeli is located on the west. Agios Isidoros has been voted as the seventh best beach of Greece, in a voting that took place through the internet for the program of clean coasts with a mixture of sand and a stone shelf and open sea. Agios Isidoros is actually the area where most of the hotels are located and within walking distance of town. The snorkeling off the coast of Agios Isidoros is very interesting because of the rock formations which are like undersea platforms that are full of sea-life.
(source: lesvos.com, wikipedia.com).