Okay, so why Plomari?

by Mel on

Anyone ever wondered why Rob made the decision to go the town of Plomari this year? Yes, Rob made the decision for the whole group. They just wanted to go back to Lesvos and where on Lesvos was less important (the Lesvos-virus is so contagious). Yes yes Marissa, I know that you had the demand of beaches, but I really wonder how strong that demand was :-).

Anyway, as you already may have expected, there is a small story to tell on how Rob made the decision to go on their next holiday to Plomari. :-)

It started last year when Marion and Rob stayed at my place. One evening we were sitting in my garden enjoying the very nice evening. We had the pleasure of a nightingale singing for us. Did you know that nowhere in the world the nightingales sing so beautiful as here on Lesvos? No, you didn’t? Ah, there is another story to tell, but we will do that another time.

During the concert of the nightingale Rob was sipping of a glass of ouzo. He developed quite a taste for ouzo (another reason why my grandmother is so fond of Μουστάκι, which is Rob’s nickname around here). He made a remark that he tasted at the many places Marion and he have been in Greece tasted ouzo, but this was one of the best he ever enjoyed. Of course I had to brag that it was ouzo from Lesvos and everything of our island is simply the best (I know… I know… :-) ).

One day, back in The Netherlands, Rob wanted to enjoy an ouzo again, so he went to the local liquor store and asked for a bottle of ouzo. The owner of the store remembered earlier talks he had with Rob and remembered that Marion and Rob have been to Lesvos. To the surprise of Rob he told he had an ouzo from Lesvos. There was no discussion needed any more and Rob bought that ouzo.

When in the evening Rob sipped from his new ouzo, he suddenly realized with full conviction that this was the ouzo he had at my place!

He called me on Skype and we talked. He explained to me about the ouzo, he bought that day. I had to laugh because the possibility that he bought the ouzo that I always have would be very small.
I told Rob that I have always ouzo from the Isidoros Arvanitis Distillery, Plomari Ouzo.
On the screen of my laptop I saw Rob reach out beside him. When his hand returned his hand was holding a bottle. He turned the bottle around so the label was visible for me. And there it was… Ouzo of Plomari, Isidoros Arvanitis!
Unbelievable that “my” ouzo was for sale in The Netherlands. And even more special, that is for sale “around the corner” (as Rob said) from where he lives.

It was that day that Rob decided that he wanted to visit the town of Plomari. And when “the group” made Rob in charge of the planning of the upcoming holiday in August, the destination of Plomari was set.
And they will love it. Plomari and the surrounding area is just beautiful. And of course a visit to the Isidoros Arvanitis Distillery will be on the agenda for their holiday :-)

Plomari Ouzo Mel
(6 comments to this article.)

Written by: Mel

Proud to be Greek. Stipsi. Friends. Family. Good food. Taekwondo. Lesvos, its history, its culture, its traditions, its people.

6 Comments

Rob

And yes, this is how the decision was made to go to Plomari. Fun to read here about it. And to be honest, I am now very curious after Plomari.

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Marion

I’m looking really forward to the holiday this year. And with the whole group again. Awesome.

And Patricia is coming along. Of course she is by now full part of “The Group” :-)

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Jennifer

I think we all are looking forward to the holiday in August/September.The nice people, the great nature, the awesome food. Swimming in the sea, long walks along mountainsides and through valleys. Oh yes, I am looking very much forward to it.

And of course is Patricia full part of “The Group” :-)

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Marissa

I think you are right, Mel. A beach would be wonderful, but being with “The Group” on Lesvos is way more important. But hey, we will have a beach!

And awesome that Patricia is also coming along :-).

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Richard

As anyone else I am looking forward to our holiday as well.

Maybe we can rent a sail boat again? Really loved that two years ago!

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Patricia

Of course I am also looking forward to this. My first holiday with you all. It will be great fun.

And as Marissa already pointed out on Facebook, less as 200 days to go!

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