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Galatsi municipality
Δήμος Γαλατσίου (Γαλάτσι)
Galatsi (Greece)
Basic data
State : GreeceGreece Greece
Region : Attica
Regional District : Athens center
Geographic coordinates : 38 ° 1 ′  N , 23 ° 45 ′  E Coordinates: 38 ° 1 ′  N , 23 ° 45 ′  E
Area : 4.026 km²
Residents : 59,345 (2011)
Population density : 14,740.4 inhabitants / km²
Community logo:
Community logo of Galatsi Municipality
Seat: Galatsi
LAU-1 code no .: 4503
Districts : nof7
Local self-government : nof7f12f12
Location in the Attica region
File: 2011 Dimos Galatsiou.png
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Galatsi ( Greek Γαλάτσι ( n. Sg. ), Traditionally also Galatsio or Galatsion ) is a suburb in the north of the Greek capital Athens .


Galatsi is 5 km north of the Acropolis in the middle of the Attic plain, south of the Tourkovounia Mountains. It borders Filothei-Psychiko to the east, Nea Ionia to the north, and Athens to the south and west. The municipality includes the settlements of Kritika, Perivolia, Karagianneika, Aktimonon Menidiatika, Lambrini and Omorfikklisia.


The area previously used for agriculture and forest was undeveloped until the beginning of the 20th century. The first residents were workers, mainly from Naxos , who from 1910 settled near a lime kiln . After the population grew, the settlement was separated from Athens as a rural community in 1927, but this was reversed after three months. The first bus line went into operation in 1935. During the German occupation, resistance groups hid in the Tourkovounia. After the Second World War, the population began to grow rapidly, with new residents settling in from all over Greece. In 1954 Galatsi was raised again to a rural community and in 1963 to a community. The community has grown together with Athens and the surrounding suburbs and has been urbanized through residential development. Today a single farm remains on a hill in the east called Tourkovounia.

The hills Tourkovounia in the northeast and Alsos Veikou in the west represent green islands in the sea of ​​houses.

Population development

year Residents change density
1981 50.096 - 12,443.1 / km²
1991 57,230 + 7.134 / + 14.24% 14,215 / km²
2001 58,042 + 812 / + 1.42% 14,416.8 / km²


The doctor Tsiros Kyriakos (* 1952) has been the mayor since the beginning of 2007.


  • Alsos Veikou
    The Alsos Veikou forms a large green area, one of the green lungs of Athens. It has cafes, children's playgrounds, a soccer field, a theater and an open-air cinema. It is a popular meeting place for many Athenians on weekends.
  • Galatsi Olympic Hall
    , the Galatsi Olympic Hall was at the 2004 Summer Olympics competitions in table tennis and in the rhythmic gymnastics instead. The hall offers space for 6500 spectators and cost 43 million euros.
  • Omorfokklisia
    The Church of St. George, which is nicknamed Omorfokklisia ( Greek Ομορφοκκλησιά , "beautiful church"), is one of the most important Byzantine church buildings in Athens. It is located on the border of the municipality with Nea Ionia and Athens. It is a cross-domed structure in the Byzantine style, built around 1050 AD on the ruins of an older church with material from a pagan temple. In the 13th century a chapel was added to the south. The sculptural jewelry and the frescoes in the interior give the church a friendly look.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Results of the 2011 census at the Greek Statistical Office ELSTAT ( Memento of November 13, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Galatsi Arena (with photos)