We start from the STUDIOS in Pyrgos Thermis in the morning for the village of Moria which is located on the road to the city of Mytilene. Enter the market by car and following the signs you will go to see the ancient site Roman aqueduct. The water bridge in Moria is 170 m long (in height of the aqueduct) and a maximum surviving height of 24.46 m in the center of the valley. It is the most important part of the Roman aqueduct and perhaps the top monument of the lesbian countryside. It consists of 17 arches openings and 3 superimposed rows of arches in the central part, which they are created with the help of 16 pegs. From the beginning the central ones are kept in a better condition today, while from the extreme only their lower layers are preserved. Its aqueduct Moria is undoubtedly ranked among its most beautiful water bridges ancient world because of its special architectural design, which turned from a large-scale utilitarian technical project into a project special architecture. Leaving there we went to the thermal baths located from the junction of Moria to Mytilene. The spa water running in the baths according to the classification of the Association of Municipalities and Communities of Thermal Springs of Greece is characterized as mesothermic, metallic, hypotonic and indicated for rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia, gynecological diseases and chronic wound outcomes. After we do it After a warm bath, we go towards the center of the island and turn onto the first street junction. which is written about plomari . Apart from the physical features of – the fertile land, the soft landscape, the closed windless bay –, at parameters that influenced its evolution we should also add the close distance from Mytilini. The route to and from the city the crossing of the bay by boats, the so-called “passage”, was shortened, which he also gave his name to the port of Perama. You can drink it there your coffee with a view of the picturesque bay of Geras.

On the western side of the bay, perched on the hills, spread out “the five famous villages”, Paleokipos, Plakados, Papados, Skopelos and the Mesagros. Here, in the villages, among the olive groves, but also below, in shores of the bay, around 1870 the chimneys began to rise steam powered factories. Twelve mills, eight soap-works kernel oil refinery, the famous “smack house” of Surlaga – the largest, he says, tannery of the Balkans–, flour mills and others, small and large, crafts were working intensively. Chimneys smoked, engines rattled, hands were toiling.

The ships’ tugs were also thick, bringing machines and materials and they took the fruits of the earth and the machine: olives, oil, flour, soap, kernel, kernel oils, skins. Perama became an industrial zone, big commercial port, place of work and professional interests for many people.

Mansions were erected in the villages, built and furnished with European style standards. Schools were built. And as everyone quickly realized them roles and their place in the new structures, associations began to be established and unions and attempt to formulate and assert common goals. The union of the “tobaccoists” of the Surlaga tannery, the guild of soap workers, the Association of Caragogeon Geras, the Association of Engineers and Machinists, the Oil and Soap Transport Association, the Association Unloaders and the “hulls” Union (for workers who arranged the goods in the holds of the ships), the Union Builders based in Papados, the National Association of Artergaton Geras, they tried to claim, collectively and organized, better conditions of work, with dynamic strikes that were dealt with equally dynamically by the authorities and employers, with conflicts, imprisonments and dismissals.

A dash of gulf, a dash of place, Gera managed to condense it all economic and social transformation of Lesvos: big merchants and large landowners who became industrialists and busy businessmen, farmers who became skilled and unskilled laborers, moneylenders and debtors, mansions and fugaras. In the village of Skopelos it is remarkable in the center of the village the huge sycamore tree and the ever-flowing spring gargle cool water. There you also find the church of Agia Magdalini which among it are old Christian catacombs. After these excellences
villages, let’s go to Plomari. Villages like Trigonas and Playa are picturesque small beautiful wide ones. After these you will see Saint Isidoros, with golden sand to the east, the largest beach in the area, the Ammoudeli, a beautiful pebble beach to the west, Tarsanas, small beach to the east of the marina, Melinda, 6 km west on the way to Paleochori and Agia Varvara, 4 km east after Agios Isidoros, are the main options for swimming near Plomari. Plomari has enough attractions to visit during your stay. Churches, museums, enchanting landscapes and picturesque neighborhoods are worth your visit. There are two ouzo museums in Plomari, which have been made by two of the most famous ouzo companies of the region, Ouzo Varvagianni and Ouzo Isidoros Arvanitou. The Soap Making Museum in the Isa Mesa area and the Folklore Museum in the center are two other interesting attractions. Walk through the inner neighborhoods of the village, admire the old mansions and traditional architecture, see the old cafes of the center and visit both the main churches of Plomari, as well as the small ones chapels that are scattered throughout the area. In Plomari you will find a lot restaurants and taverns to enjoy local traditional recipes and fresh fish and accompany them with the delicious ouzo of the region. Between don’t miss the opportunity to try the tasty local delicacies “lul’delia” (fried zucchini), salted sardines, spungato (eggs with courgettes in the pan), oil cheese and black-nosed beans. All these dishes are created with cheap ingredients, highlighting the history and the culture of a poor village that made high-quality with humble products. After all this great diatribe full of taste and image we turn to the STUDIOS of the Thermal Towers for sleep.