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Where to eat on Lesvos ?


Vatera - Taverna Sappho & Neraida

Here you still find the typical Greek hospitality. The owner, Stratis, is a great chef and enjoys sitting together with his guests. He is also happy to talk about his grandmother’s recipes. The food is tasty and traditionally cooked and served. From the terrace you can enjoy a glass of wine over a view of the open sea and a light breeze of salty air.

Vatera - Taverna Kalamakia

Maria and Dimitris’ taverna was the first in Vatera, opened in 1975. The taverna is located directly at the waterfront. You can sit comfortably on the beach terrace overlooking the sea whilst you enjoy the delicious food and sip local wine or ouzo. Many locals consider the food here is amongst the best in the region. No matter what you order, everything is fresh, homemade and delicious. The owners are very caring about the welfare of their guests. They speak a little English and like to talk to you.

Plomari - Taverna 7 Seas

The Taverna 7 Seas is located approximately 100m from the taxi stand on the road towards Agios Isidoros, right beside the sea. You can sit on the beautiful shady terrace overlooking the harbour and the sea. We always enjoy a very tasty meal there, traditional Greek food but also with slightly different variations of well-known dishes. Whether you fancy fish or meat, you won’t be disappointed. Peter and his wife are from South Africa and his team speak s good English.

The project  Platanenblatt – www.platanenblatt.de

The organic olive oil

In the olive grove ΚΟΥΠΠΑ [Kouppa] on the Greek island Lesvos Prokopis Bantzis has been cultivating his olives for the past 15 years, producing a premium organic olive oil.

The passionate olive farmer applies methods based on Biodynamic Agriculture and has applied for the Demeter certification this year. He conducts every step of the production personally as product quality is his top priority.

The olives are harvested by hand and are processed in a local olive press daily. In one filling is always only the harvest of one grove [single estate].

The idea

Begin of 2012 Prokopis Bantzis, Urte and Ralf Randel joined to form the Greek-German joint project Platanenblatt. 

To revive the original collaborative and social aspects of the olive oil production on Lesvos, the non-profit association Platanenblatt e.V. gives the complete surpluses from the sales of the olive oil to collective tasks in the social sector as well as to the care and conservation of the cultural landscape of the island, that is best known for poetry, music and its incomparable olives.

The mission

Starting with the harvest 2013/14 the project was developed further to a CSA (community supported agriculture) initiative. 

The basic idea is, that a group of people guarantees the purchase of the products of one farm and prefinances the harvest. All share the related responsibility and the crop. 

The members receive high quality organic olive oil and a personal relationship with their farmer. The farmer receives a community that supports his work and a fair, secure income. Like this, we can produce in a responsible and sustainable way and include non-regional commodities in our concious consumption.