View of Galatas from Poros
|• Population||2,522 (2011)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Galatas (Greek: Γαλατάς), is a town located in the eastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula, Greece. It is the seat of the municipality of Troizinia-Methana, which belongs to the Islands regional unit. It is situated on the coast, opposite the island Poros, across a 400 m wide strait. The community Galatas consists of the main town Galatas and the villages Agia Sotira, Vlachaiika and Saronida.
Galatas is a small mainland town with a high school, medical center, a church, banks and a new seafront plaza overlooking Poros Island. It connects to the island of Poros with water buses. The area is known for its Lemonodasos ("Lemon forest"), a vast orchard of lemon- and other citrus trees, watered by watermills and made famous by author Kosmas Politis in his 1930 novel by the same name.
- Antonios Kriezis (in Troizina 1796–1865), a soldier who fought for the Greek War of Independence and a Prime minister of Greece between December 24, 1849 – May 28, 1854
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- "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.