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Polichnitos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 39°05′N 26°11′E / 39.083°N 26.183°E / 39.083; 26.183Coordinates: 39°05′N 26°11′E / 39.083°N 26.183°E / 39.083; 26.183
Country Greece
Administrative region North Aegean
Regional unit Lesbos
Municipality Lesbos
 • Municipal unit 172.6 km2 (66.6 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,288
 • Municipal unit density 31/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration MY

Polichnitos (Greek: Πολίχνιτος) is a town and a former municipality on the island of Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lesbos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 5,288 (2001). The municipal unit is located in the central south coast of the island, adjacent to the south side of the Bay of Kalloni. It has a land area of 172.629 km². Its municipal seat is in the town of Polichnítos (pop. 2,763). The next largest towns are Vrísa (798), Vasiliká (557), and Lisvóri (516).


  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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