Galatsi Olympic Hall

City
Athens
History

Galatsi Arena was purpose-built to host two different sports in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games: rhythmic gymnastics and table tennis. This new arena features a very interesting design. Its roof takes the dynamic shape of the wing of an aeroplane, while the large glass surfaces make sure that its interior is filled with sunlight all day. It was designed by Alexandros Tobazis and built by EMPEDOS S.A. at a cost of € 43 million. Construction work commenced in November 2001 and the new arena was inaugurated (although not 100% ready) on 28 January 2004, during the Athens International Table Tennis Open Tournament.

Description

The Galatsi Olympic Hall is a mult-use indoor arena that is located in Galatsi, Athens, Greece. It was the site of table tennis and rhythmic gymnastics at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The Galatsi Olympic Hall has a seating capacity of 6,200, which includes 5,141 permanent seats in the upper tier, and the removable lower tier seats.

Location Map

Galatsi Olympic Hall

Location Address
Leof. Veikou 137, Galatsi 111 46
Access

Access by car is fairly simple, as the arena lies on Veikou Avenue, which is a major Athens artery. If you are not familiar with the city, a safe bet would be to use Attiki Odos ring road to get there. Get off the motorway at exit 12 ("Kimis - Ol. Stadium") and continue south, driving by the Olympic Stadium. You will reach Galatsi Arena 3.5 km after exiting Attiki Odos motorway.

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