The village of Galatades is built two kilometers northern of Egnatia
Street, on the road axis of Giannitsa
- Krya Vrysi. It is the
biggest village of the area and the headquarters of the Municipality of Alexander
the Great. Its residents are farmers and it consists the center of the asparagus
production in Greece. At the entrance of the village there is a square dedicated
to Philipimin Gratsios, the man who brought the asparagus plantation in Galatades,
in the early '70s and contributed to the village's progress.
Going through the main road of the village, we pass by the Cultural
Association "Philippos" of Galatades. In the old Town Hall function
the Open Protection Center for the Elderly (KAPI), the Community Clinic and the
Municipal Developing Service (DEAMA). Next to it, is situeted the contemporary
building of the Town Hall, headquarters and heart of the Municipality, where all
the services of the Municipality are sheltered. Behind the Town Hall there are
the Nursery School and the Kindergarten. Going on to the road of Krya Vrysi, we
reach at a park of 50 Kmē, which has recently been reformed, with paving, plantations
and playground for children. Across the road there is the building of the Primary
School, in the same yard with the Church of Saint Athanasios.
On the right side of the road, there is the football court which is
also used for cultural activities. Within a short distance are situated the installations
of the Agricultural Association of Galatades, one of the most dynamic in the area.
It has ice chambers and sorting out rooms, for trading the asparagus abroad and
the peaches to the local manufacturing units. At the end of the village, on the
right side there is the playfield of the football team "Olympiakos"