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Elaionas Metro Station

Elaionas Metro Station is known for its futuristic design.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2007 Inaugurated on May 26.

  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

“Eleonas” station is part of line 3 of the Athenian metro and its name derives from the eponymous area. It is developed on two underground levels and is dominated by aluminum and curves, giving a futuristic-space feeling. At the same time, the floors are of granite, as in most metro stations. In the central room, passengers experience an audio trick. When someone stands in the centre and talks, they can hear themselves from the speakers of the room. The station also exhibits Giorgos Lazoga’s “Routes” (2008), which symbolizes the timeless course of Eleonas. During the construction of the station, a section of an ancient bridge over the Kifissos River (5th-6th century BC) was discovered. This bridge is referred to by ancient sources, such as the Frogs of Aristophanes, and is exposed at the level of the station’s entrance.


What I can't see

At the point where the station is located once stood the ancient municipality of Lakiades. In addition to the Kifissos Bridge, architectural remains of workshops, part of the Iera Odos (Holy Road), part of a cemetery, and the ancient bed of Kifissos were found during the excavation.


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