The name of Poulithra comes from the ancient Greek word Polichni. The ancient Polichni is also referred to Polyvios writings. The Acropolis and the ruins of the old town are above the harbour.

There are many secluded beaches in the area, where swimming will be enjoyable. Poulithra consists of two neighborhoods. In the old neighborhood up the hills the visitor can see the beautiful mansions with the stone fences and the narrow streets.