GALATAS is a town located in the eastern part of the peninsula of the Peloponnese just a stone’s throw away from Poros and 2 hours’ drive from Athens. It is fast becoming a haven for those looking for a traditional and rustic Greek holiday experience.
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Located 2 hours’ drive from Athens, Galatas is quickly becoming a popular destination for visitors after a more authentic Greek experience.
Galatas is located only a few hundred meters from Poros island, connected frequently by small taxi boats which travel between both towns 24 hours in a day. Galatas is also accessible from Athens, and 180 kilometres from the airport. Providing a magnificent view of Poros from its beautiful water front, Galatas is fast becoming an independent town, and equipped with numerous cafes restaurants and bars, it is a tourist delight. Though not as developed as Poros, Galatas town has its own rustic charm, which is more traditional Greek, compared to Poros. Agriculture is still a major industry, with people growing mostly olives and citrus fruits.
Galatas is famous for the Lemonodasos or Lemon tree forest, and it is the seat of the municipality of Troizina. It is one of the easternmost municipalities on the peninsula and is located on a road connecting the rest of the Peloponnese: Argolis and Ligouri and Galatas and the road to Ermioni and Kranidi. Located East of ancient Troezen, South East of Ligouri, North East of Kranidi and Ermioni and South West of Methana. Its twin town, the island city of POROS, is only 50m away.
GALATAS is a small mainland town with a new high school, medical centre, church, banks and a new sea front area (plateia) overlooking Poros Island. GALATAS connects to the island of POROS with small boats (water taxis). In ancient times, a sump was between Galatas and Poros. Galatas also has many independent shops, some businesses and plenty of tavernas. Until the 1960s, the area was home to many goats that produced milk and cheese and gave it the name Galatas (meaning milk fields) The area is beautiful, with the mountain range Anderes overlooks the Saronic Gulf and the Athens coastline. It is fast becoming a popular place to build homes and development is higher now than that of Poros. Galatas is located in the eastern part of the peninsula of the Peloponnese just a stones throw away from Poros and 2 hours drive from Athens is fast becoming a haven for those looking for the rustic approach to a Greek holiday.