LESBOS South - Polichnitos

Polichnitos is the biggest village in population (3.162 people) and the administrative centre of the Municipality with the houses built in a very impressive architectural style . As you approach the village you can see a military airstrip that allegedly has the perfect take off and landing specifications for the island of Lesbos. Sadly it is not used for anything else other thar re fuelling military and fire fighting planes.  As you enter Polichnitos you will be welcomed by the resident white stork on top of the tall chimney of the old Olive Press, a permanent resident all year arounf and the mascot of the town.  This building was once an olive press which has now been converted to a Conference Centre. A little further on you will find St George's Church ( the patron of the town )  and the 200 year old , three tiered belfry.


Here you can find the Town Hall, Magistrates Court, Sports Ground, Police Station, Schools, Museums, Bank, ATM, Chemists, Dentist, Health Centre, Bus Station, Taxi Rank , hardware stores, grocery stores, fishmongers, butchers, bakery, hairdressers, Beauty Centre, clothing/shoe stores,
Travel Agency ( www.lesbos-ecotourism.co.uk   & www.holidays-in-lesbos.co.uk ) and
Real Estate Agency ( www.buy-greek-property.co.uk ) and of course lots of kafeneia, cafeterias, bars. A military regiment also has its base here.

The women of Polichnitos have their own Co Operative Workshop & Shop where they prepare and sell traditional sweets, cakes, and alcoholic drinks.

Just as you exiting Polichnitos and  heading for Vatera, there is a left turning that will take you to the Thermal Springs of Polichnitos, one of two thermal springs in Lesvos, which is not costal and is the hottest  mineral springs in Europe ( 60 – 90 Degrees). In fact there are five springs in total but only three are in use. The bath house with the original pools built during the Turkish occupation, is retained and used today ( one for males , one for females). The facilities have been upgraded and improved for showering and changing , a refectory area is available and local products stand. The Baths are open all year round. Tel 22520 Web site  www.hotsprings.gr

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