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Barbayannis Ouzo Museum - History of Greek Ouzo

Visit the treasure of Plomari, the ouzo Barbayannis museum and learn everything about the150-year tradition of the family in the production of ouzo. The Ouzo Barbayannis family has been passionately pursuing perfection in the taste of ouzo and preserving the traditional distillation techniques for five generations. As a result, the Barbayannis name is identified throughout the world for its prime ouzo, the finest Greek liquor beverage.

Today, in the picturesque settlement of Plomari, Lesvos, technology harmoniously co-exists with history and tradition. The Ouzo Museum was founded to express the love and passion the Barbayannis family has for the production of ouzo.

The Ouzo Museum is located next to the modern, privately-owned distilleries of the Barbayannis ouzo production facilities.

In the museum visitors can see the original equipment used to bottle and label the famous Ouzo Barbayanni 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 Barbayannis family. The Ouzo Museum respectfully embraces tradition and is the home of the secret of the quality and taste found in Ouzo Barbayanni.

The Barbayannis Ouzo Museum includes a visitor's center and a gift shop. Audio-Visual shows are conducted in English and Greek. Wine–tasting tours are provided.
Museum Ouzo Babrbayannis
Museum Ouzo Babrbayannis
Museum Ouzo Babrbayannis
The Barbayannis Ouzo Museum is located in Plomari, Lesvos, in front of the Barbayannis 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). Opening Days & Hours
  • April 1st to October 15th: Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm
  • October 16th to March 31st: Monday - Friday 10 am - 2 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday - Holidays upon request.

Closed on Holidays
January 1, 2, 6, March 25, Shrove Monday, Easter Friday and Easter Sunday, May 1, Holy Spirit's Day, August 15, October 28, November 8, December 6, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  

Entrance is free of charge.

Group Visits
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.

Taking Pictures
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.
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