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The Municipalities of Lesvos
The island of Lesvos (Lesbos) contains 13 Municipalities. These
Municipalities have a total population of 90,643 inhabitants according to the
Their combined land area, including uninhabited offshore islets, is 1,632.819
Agia Paraskevi is one of Lesbos' traditional
villages. It is also the name of the municipality located
in the central part of the island of Lesbos, on the northeast shore of the Bay
of Kalloni. Lesbos is a prefecture of Greece, consisting of a number of islands
in the Aegean Sea.
The village (pop. 2,268 at the 2001 census) is named after the
Church of Agia Paraskevi, which is found in a cave in one of the highest points
of the town. The town cemetery is also located here. Presumingly built over an
old pagan temple, there is a well in the cave, and drinking the water from this
well has been said to have conferred Virgin Mary's protection. Agia Paraskevi is
an old village that is becoming a powerful cultural and economic center for the
island. The village is known for its old mansions, unique architecture and for
Agiasos is a town and municipality on the Lesvos
Island, in Greece. It is located at the slopes of mountain Olympos, at a height
of 475 meters, 26km from Mytilene, with its special bright green landscape, its
narrow cobbled streets lined by ranks of tiled-roof houses, the traditional
architecture and its restless and religious inhabitants. Agiassos, artistic and
religious centre of the island, is a preserved settlement that has many to offer
A very famous cultural institution has been established in 1894
when the village was still under Turkish domination, the "Reading
Society of Anaptixi". Today it has a great library, a theatre hall, a folklore museum and an
active organization which tries to continue the great tradition that was passed
by the old habitants.
Gera is a municipality in the Greek island of
Lesbos. It is located in the southeastern part of the island, on the southeast
side of the Bay of Gera. It has a land area of 86.350 km². Its population was
6,985 at the 2001 census. Its municipal seat is the town of Pappádos (pop.
1,510). Its largest towns are Skópelos (1,768), Pappádos, Palaiókipos
(1,248), Mesagrós (828), and Pérama (633).
Eresos-Antissa is a municipality on the
island of Lesbos, in the Lesbos Prefecture, Greece. It is located in the
westernmost part of the island, and is the largest in land area in the
prefecture at 290.947 km². Its population was 5,530 at the 2001 census. The
seat of the municipality is in Eresos (pop. 1,097). The next largest towns are
Ántissa (900), Mesótopos (853), and Vatoússa (529).
Evergetoulas is a municipality on the
island of Lesbos, in the Lesbos Prefecture, Greece. It is located in the eastern
part of the island, inland from the Aegean Sea, but on the Bay of Geras. It has
a land area of 88.866 km². Its population was 3,336 at the 2001 census. The
seat of the municipality is in Sykounta (pop. 346). Its largest towns are
Íppeio (854), Káto Trítos (712), Kerameía (400), Sykoúnta, and Asómatos
Kaloni is a municipality that lies in the
west-central part of Lesbos in Greece. It has a land area of 241.946 km², the
second-largest in Lesbos Prefecture. At the 2001 census it had a population of
8,194 inhabitants. The municipal seat is the town of Kaloní (pop. 1,732). Its
largest other towns are Ágra (990), Parákoila (926), Dáfia (851), Fília
(636), Skalochóri (581), Anemótia (534), and Kerámi (524).
Loutropoli Thermis is a municipality
located on the central east coast of the island of Lesbos, in the Lesbos
Prefecture, Greece. It has a land area of 79.468 km². Its population was 3,809
at the 2001 census. Loutrópolis Thermís (pop. 912) is the seat of the
municipality that comprises Thermi, Pigi, Komi, Mistegna and Nees Kydonies. The
largest towns are Loutrópolis Thermís, Mistegná (625), Nées Kydoníes (515),
and Pigí (502).
Mantamados is a municipality on the island of
Lesbos, in the Lesbos Prefecture, Greece. It is located at the northeast corner
of the island, and has a land area of 122.435 km². Its population was 3,210 at
the 2001 census. The municipal seat is the town of Mantamádos (pop.
1,156). Its largest other towns are Kápi (654), Kleió (551), and
Mantamados is famous for its cheese (Ladotyri) and for its ceramics. It was also one of the few places in Greece to have a mayor belonging to
the Greek Communist Party until 2000. The monastery on the outskirts of the
village is very popular among believers, the canteen within its yard makes tasty
traditional doughnuts (without the ring).
Mithymna (Molivos) is the second most important
town on Lesbos. Mithymna is also the seat of the municipality as well as the
province. It is also known by the name Molyvos or Molivos used under the Ottoman
Empire. Molivos (Mithymna) is located NE of Eressos, N of Plomari and NW of Mytilene.
The town (pop. 1,497 at 2001 census) is on the northern part of the island, just
some 6 km north of the popular beach town of Petra. One of the most noticeable
features of the town is the old Genoese fortress on the hill in the middle of
Mytilene is the capital city of Lesbos, a Greek
island in the Aegean Sea, and the Lesbos Prefecture as well. It has a population
of 27,247 (2001 census). Mytilene is linked with a highway numbered (GR-67)
linking to Skala Eressou on the other side of the island of Lesbos. Farmlands
surround Mytiline, the mountains cover the west and to the north. The airport is
located a few kilometres south on the small highway.
Petra is located at the northwest of Lesvos and
comprises the villages Petra, Skoutaros, Stypsi, Lafionas, Ypsilometopo and the
settlements Petri and Anaxos.
The region combines exceptional natural beauties:
olive groves and forests with pines, oak-trees, cypress-trees as well as
fruit-bearing trees, traditional stone built mountain villages with running
waters and rich vegetation, but also seaside modern summer holiday settlements
with sandy beaches and crystal waters.
Plomari is the only sizable coastal settlement
in the south, and indeed the second largest town on Lesbos, a Greek island
located in the northeastern Aegean Sea.
The Municipality of Plomári is
the administrative entity that surrounds the town. It is the southernmost on
Lesbos island and has a land area of 122.452 km² and a 2001 census population
of 6,698. Its largest towns or villages are Plomári, the municipal seat
(pop. 3,337), Plagiá (640), Palaiokhóri (501), Megalochóri
(447), and Akrási (410).
Polichnitos is a municipality on the island
of Lesbos, in the Lesbos Prefecture, Greece, with a population of 5,288 (2001).
Polichnitos used to be the second biggest town in Lesvos with about ten thousand
The municipality 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
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