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Cholargos Metro Station

Cholargos Metro Station is another example of design that incorporates antiquities into our daily lives.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2008 The excavation took place.

    2010 The station operated.

  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

It is a station with rich archaeological findings and some of them are part of its architecture. The passenger can admire two sections of an ancient road (one is from the 5th century BC), a rock-curved drainage channel, replicas of clay coffins and three vases from the grave of a child of the 5th century BC. There are explanatory plates that narrate the history and role of these findings. Excavations were carried out at the station and the vent south of the station. The dominant colour on the platforms is red, while the rest of the station is mostly deep yellow and blue. The two platforms are connected by a bridge, on which passengers can see the trains through special glass windows. Physical deterioration to the station’s walls is already evident, due to groundwater and high humidity.

What I can't see

The station is located between Papagou-Cholargos and Chalandri municipalities. The excavation also brought to light 4 tombs of the 5th century BC, foundries and ceramic ovens of the late Hellenistic and early Roman periods. Many of the findings are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Brauron.


Elliniko Metro, (2023), Ανασκαφές και σταθμοί, [Excavations and stations], in

Last visit 28/8/2023


Field observation by scientific editors


Collective work (2014), Navigating the routes of Art and Culture, Part 1, Athens, Ministry of Culture and Sports