Galatas, Troizina

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View of Galatas from Poros
View of Galatas from Poros
Galatas is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°29′N 23°26′E / 37.483°N 23.433°E / 37.483; 23.433Coordinates: 37°29′N 23°26′E / 37.483°N 23.433°E / 37.483; 23.433
Country Greece
Administrative region Attica
Regional unit Islands
Municipality Troizinia-Methana
Municipal unit Troizina
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 2,195
 • 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.

Historical population[edit]

Year Settlement Community
1981 2,120
1991 2,181
2001 2,592 2,707
2011 2,195 2,522


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