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Metropolitan Area: Athens
Location: 38° 0′ 47″ N, 23° 44′ 58″ E

4 km²
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank


 around 14,307.5/km²

about 150 m
160 m(centre)
around 250 m
Postal code: 111
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
-290 through 299
Municipal code: 0112
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: GTS
Address of administration: 2 Archimidious and Ippolitous St.
Galatsi 111 46

Galatsi (Greek, Modern: Γαλάτσι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older spellings Galatsio, Galatsion, is a suburb in the northern part of Athens, Greece. Galatsi is located about 5 km N of Athens from a SW to NE avenue linking Patissia. It is located about 1.5 km from Patissi, about 4 km SE of Kifissou Avenue which is part of GR-1/E75, SW of Attiki Odos (65) and the Olympic Stadium and about 3 to 4 km W of Kifissias Avenue.

The area was made up of farmlands and some forests dominated the area. The area was of mixed farming which included pastures, vegetables and groves. In the mid-20th century, suburban housing developments from Athens replaced farms with urban developments. Today, Athens' nearest remaining farm is situated on a hill in the east. It is the only house left and it is a sheep farm. And in the north and northeast where the hills are located. Residential areas are situated in the west, the northwest, the south and the east.

The hill name Tourkovounia are in the northeast and is crossed by an avenue in the southern part. The hill has some forests but is made up of some grasslands. The Alsos Veikou forests lies to the western part.


  • Kypriadou
  • Lamprini


Galatsi has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, post offices and squares (plateies). Galatsi also has the Grava School Complex.

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change Density
1981 50,096 - around 12,524/km²
1991 57,230 7,134/14.24% around 14,307.5/km²

Sites of interest

  • Alsos Veikou
  • Galatsi Olympic Hall - where table tennis and gymnastics were played. It holds up to 4,500 seats Website: [1]
  • Omorfoklissia

External links

North: Nea Ionia
West: Athens Galatsi East: Filothei, Psychiko
South: Athens

See also

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