Galatas Village in Poros
Information About Galatas
Galatas Village Poros: The sister-town of Poros, 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, being only 180 kilometers from the airport and requires you to pass over the Corinth Canal on the way. Providing a magnificent view of Poros from its beautiful water front, Galatas is fast becoming an independent town, with its own mayor and council.
Equipped with numerous cafes restaurants and bars, Galatas town 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. The foreign labor population is high in these parts as there are also a few small industry units.
The closest beach near Galatas Town is located around 1,3 kilometers from the center of the town and is known as Bouja. This is a small beach meant only for swimming and thre are no facilities around it. Another beach, Plaka, 2,2 kilometers from Galatas town is more popular. With a sandy bottom, it is ideal for swimming and even has a pier, which is mostly used by children to dive into the sea from. There is a small tavern near this beach, where you can grab a bite.
Aliki is considered to be the best beach in Galatas town and is much bigger, offering all amenities to visitors and also a water sports center with a pool. Located just 3 kilometers from Galatas, this beach is ideal for swimming as well as the various water sports provided here. This shallow beach is also accessible via water taxi and also has two taverns located on it.