It is not a coincidence that Lesvos and Ouzo are connected in the minds of people. The history of Greece’s “national drink” is rooted in the island of Lesvos and the coast of Asia Minor.
On the island there are 16 distilleries that produce Ouzo of Mytilene and Plomari, both Protected Geographical Indications.
Ouzo Fest is organised annually by Lesvos Association of Distillers. It is a unique festival of ouzo tasting, where visitors have the chance to taste more than 40 ouzo labels, meet the distillers, taste the gastronomy of Lesvos, discover the secrets of ouzo and enjoy it the traditional way.
Musical and gastronomic events at the local taverns and kafeneia will accompany the festival this year, giving visitors the chance to experience the authentic culture that traditionally accompanies ouzo: good company, mezedes (Greek appetizers) and music.
The festival will be held on 14 & 15 July in Mytilene and on July 22 in Plomari.
The event schedule will be announced on the Ouzo Fest Facebook page