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Poulithra is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°07′N 22°53.8′E / 37.117°N 22.8967°E / 37.117; 22.8967Coordinates: 37°07′N 22°53.8′E / 37.117°N 22.8967°E / 37.117; 22.8967
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality South Kynouria
Municipal unit Leonidio
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 415
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Poulithra (Greek: Πούλιθρα) is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Leonidio, southeastern Arcadia, Greece. It is situated on the Myrtoan Sea coast, at the foot of the eastern Parnon mountains. In 2011, it had a population of 414 for the village and 415 for the community, which includes the small inland village Pyrgoudi. Poulithra is 7 km southeast of Leonidio, 14 km east of Kosmas, 19 km northwest of Kyparissi, Laconia) and 42 km east of Sparti. It is considered a traditional settlement.


Year Village population Community population
1981 430 -
1991 458 -
2001 598 600
2011 414 415


In Poulithra the ancient city of Polichne was located, which was mentioned by the historian Pausanias in his travels. An ancient castle and Byzantine walls are to be found on the hill. In 1997, the formerly independent community became part of the municipality of Leonidio, which became part of the municipality of South Kynouria in 2011.

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