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Alimos Metro Station

Alimos metro station is architecturally similar to the stations of Ilioupoli, Argyroupoli and Elliniko.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2007 Beginning of construction.

    2013 Inaugurated.

  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

Alimos station is entirely underground, with a spacious ticket level and two side platforms on the second level. Dominant materials are aluminum and granite. At the site of the station, the excavation brought to the surface buildings from the Mycenaean (13th-12th century BC) and the classical (4th century BC) era. These premises were mainly connected with the management of water, which flowed from Mount Hymettus. The Mycenaean findings probably extended over 3000 square metres and mainly consist of a hydraulic system of channels with intermediate trenches. It is estimated that it was an area with workshops. These estimations, however, remain uncertain, because they arise only from the findings and a settlement of the same period, located 300m north of the station, and not from literature. A part of this system was detached during the construction of the station and has been installed on the north side of the station’s surroundings.

What I can't see

As for the findings of the classical period, they were mostly wells and other ways of exploiting the streams of Hymettus for agriculture. The stations “Ilioupoli”, “Alimos”, “Argyroupoli” and “Elliniko” are architecturally the same, with very limited colour variations on the platforms. Alimos station was part of the extension of line 2, from Agios Dimitrios to Elliniko. Antiquities were also discovered at Argyroupoli station. A 5th and 4th century BC cemetery was found, with much epigraphic evidence included. A big part of the cemetery has been covered for better preservation, and a small section was detached and placed at the south-west end of the station.


Collective work (2014), Navigating the routes of Art and Culture, Part 2, Athens, Ministry of Culture and Sports


Field observation by scientific editors