The Northern Aegean Islands Restaurants

Ermis Ouzeri

  • Ermou 2 Map It
  • Mytilini
  • Greek
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

Lesvos is famed for its ouzo, so visitors must go to an ouzeri (ouzo bar) at least once—if not thrice—and there are few better than this centuries-old landmark located on the main thoroughfare between the old and new harbors. This old-school ouzeri, which dates back to Ottoman times, is where local and visiting artists, poets, and politicians prefer to sip their ouzo on a vine-shaded terrace, with marble-top tables. There's a selection of 15 types of ouzo, whose distinctive island tastes are nicely accompanied by some delicious "aperitif" mezedes such as tsoutsoukakia (spiced meatballs in tomato sauce), octopus in wine sauce, long-cooked chickpeas, or homemade sausages. The long-standing hangout has similarly long hours: from 6 am until the last person leaves at night.

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Ermou 2, toward the north end of the street, Mytilini, Lesvos, Greece

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Published 07/23/2015


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