Visit the treasure of Plomari the Ouzo Varvayanni museum and learn everything about the 160-year tradition of the family in the production of ouzo. Today, in the picturesque settlement of Plomari, Lesvos, technology harmoniously co-exists with history and tradition. The Ouzo Liquor Museum was founded to express the love and passion the Varvayannis family has for the production of ouzo.
In the ouzo liquor museum visitors can see the original equipment used to bottle and label the famous Ouzo Varvayanni Blue, as well as the first alembic, constructed in 1858 in Constantinople, used for testing century-old secrets and techniques, and to compose the recipes of the Varvayannis family.
The Ouzo Liquor Museum respectfully embraces tradition and is the home of the secret of the quality and taste found in Greek Ouzo Varvayanni. The Varvayannis Ouzo Museum includes a visitor’s centre and a gift shop. Audio-Visual shows are conducted in English and Greek. Wine–tasting tours are provided.
The Varvayannis Ouzo Museum is located in Plomari, Lesvos, in front of the Varvayannis Ouzo Distilleries, at the 1st km of the Plomari – Mytilene provincial road, on the way to Agios Isidoros. Visitors can reach the Ouzo Museum by taxi or bus. You can park your car free of charge (space is available next to the museum).
School groups, students and other groups of more than 12 should phone in advance at +30 22520 32741 or fax us at +30 22520 32231. Special tours in Swedish, Danish and German languages can be arranged upon request.
Special permission is required for the use of cameras and video cameras. Commercial photography is not permitted, nor is commercial use or publication of any visitor’s photograph. Tripods and open flashbulbs are not allowed.
Entrance is free of charge
April 1st to October 15th
Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
October 16th to March 31st
Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday – Sunday and Holidays upon request
Closed on Holidays:
January 1st, 2nd, 6th
Easter Friday & Easter Sunday
Holy Spirit’s Day