Galatsi (Greek Γαλάτσι (n. sg. ), Also traditionally Galatsio or Galátsion ), is a suburb in the north of the Greek capital Athens.
Galatsi is located 5 kilometers north of the Acropolis in the middle of the Attic plain, south of the Tourkovounia Mountains. It is bordered on the east by Filothei - Psychiko, in the north of Nea Ionia, in the south and west by Athens. The parish includes the settlements Kritika, Perivolia, Karagianneika, Aktimonon Menidiatika, Lambrini and Omorfikklisia.
The earlier agricultural and forested area was undeveloped until the early 20th century. The first inhabitants were workers, mainly from Naxos, who settled in 1910 in a lime kiln. After the population had grown, the settlement in 1927 was separated as a rural municipality of Athens, but this was reversed after three months. In 1935, the first bus was put into operation. During the German occupation to resistance groups hidden in the Tourkovounia. After the Second World War began a stormy population growth, from all parts of Greece, new residents settled. 1954 Galatsi was again raised to the rural community and to the community in 1963. The community has grown together with Athens and surrounding suburbs and urbanized by residential development. Today is still a single farm remained on a hill in the east called Tourkovounia.
The hills Tourkovounia in the Northeast and in the West Alsos Veikou provide green islands dar. of houses in
Mayor since the beginning of 2007, the doctor Tsiros Kyriakos (* 1952).
- Alsos Veikou
The Alsos Veikou forms a large green area, one of the green lungs of Athens. He has cafes, children's playgrounds, a soccer field, a theater and an open-air cinema. He is a popular meeting place for many Athenians weekend dar.
- Galatsi Olympic Hall
The Galatsi Olympic Hall was the competitions take place in table tennis and rhythmic gymnastics at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The hall can accommodate 6,500 spectators and cost 43 million euros.
The Church of Saint George, nicknamed the Omorfokklisia (Greek Oμορφοκκλησιά, " Beautiful Church " ) performs, is one of the most important Byzantine churches of Athens. It is located on the border of the municipality of Nea Ionia to Athens. It is a Kreuzkuppelbau in the Byzantine style, built around 1050 AD on the ruins of an older church with material of a pagan temple. In the 13th century it was extended by a chapel attached to the south. The sculptural decoration and the frescoes in the interior give the church a friendly look.
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