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Location DB > Greece > Attica > Athens > Galatsi Water Tower
Galatsi Water Tower
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created by SoupMeister on 9/30/2004 2:12 PM
last modified by SoupMeister on 12/6/2006 11:25 PM
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Co-ordinates: N38°01.821' E023°45.252' (in WGS84)

This water tower is situated right next to the Attica Water and Sewage Company (an active site, very well guarded and secured with really tall fences). This particular water tower must have been part of the original grounds at one time -- it's at the top of a hill. It must have been disused for some time. It's been physically severed from the water grid, and the pump house stripped.

It's an ugly but unusual water tower, rectangular and low depth. All the pipes leading up to it are tarred, making them look black and ugly (but they photograph lovely on black & white film). There's a tiny pump house underneath it, with corroded spiral stairs leading up to its roof. From there, a catwalk leads to a further spiral stair that goes to the top. This limits access to the top of the tower, but the door to the pump house is open. The stairs are badly corroded and I would strongly recommend not attempting to climb up there.

I visited this site on my way to another one (which turned out to be a complete disappointment). It's an easy one if you don't attempt to climb up.

I was alone, without any safety gear, so I didn't even try. The view from up there must be very impressive though.

One good aspect of this site is that the view from the top wouild include the active site next door. You'd be able to see a lot and perhaps plan a visit if you like that sort of thing.
 Basic Information
Type: Water tower
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information

Athens, Attica
Owner: Athens Water and Sewage Company
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    Big water supply tower, once feeding water to the Athens Water and Sewage Company's network.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 1975
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment
    Climbing safety gear if you want to get to the top

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     Future Plans
    Nothing, probably. The area is a park where local residents jog and walk their dogs.

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    April 2004 Visit
    Thu, Sep 30th, 2004
    posted by SoupMeister
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/7/2006 7:33 PM.

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  • on Dec 7 06 at 19:33, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 6 06 at 23:25, SoupMeister changed the following: Latitude, Longitude
  • on Dec 6 06 at 23:22, SoupMeister changed the following: Latitude, Longitude
  • on Aug 28 05 at 9:50, SoupMeister changed the following: Longitude
  • on Apr 22 05 at 0:39, SoupMeister updated basic gallery info
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  • on Oct 1 04 at 23:24, SoupMeister updated a gallery picture
  • on Sep 30 04 at 18:27, SoupMeister changed the main information
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