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Olympic Sports Hall of Galatsi

Southeast view of the Olympic Sports Hall of Galatsi.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2001 Beginning of construction.

    2004 Completion.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The Galatsi Olympic Complex consists of 3 levels, and its most characteristic feature is the curved roof that looks like a natural continuation of the ground. The first level is covered by concrete or brick walls, the second and third levels are covered by glass panels on a steel frame and the outer staircases are made of concrete and aluminum. It has a capacity of 6,190 seats (some mobile) in 4 friezes on the perimeter of the playing field. The floor of the sports areas consists of special materials, while the rest is of marble and ceramic tiles.

What I can't see

It was used in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games for table tennis and rhythmic gymnastics. Today, it is a training ground for various sports, cultural events, and television productions, and it also hosts the first thematic theatre in Greece. The original architectural plan included spars that would penetrate the roof, but were not implemented for urban planning reasons.


  • Address: Veikou Av.


Doumanis Ο.V., (2004), Ολυμπιακό Κλειστό Γυμναστήριο στο Γαλάτσι [Galatsi Olympic Complex], in Architecture in Greece, v. 39, p.p. 142-146, NTUA