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Monument for dead Aviators

The Monument for dead Aviators covers the largest part of Karaiskaki Square.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2000 Right upon completion of the metro station in 2000, a contest was launched for the monument.

  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

The sculpture depicts an Icarus, a symbol of the fallen airmen of Greece. It consists not only of the statue but also incorporates the surrounding square. The soil has a pyramidal shape, on which the airman crashes. The direction of the fall is indicated by metal spikes and the form is human, symbolizing eternity. The steps on the podium, the corridors, the lighting and plants give the place a monumental character. The original design had flowing water on the podium, something that was not implemented. The absence of water is a serious omission, as Icarus seems to fall on cement instead of water, the symbolism of the sculpture is indistinguishable and is lost in the cement of the surrounding buildings.

What I can't see

The construction of the monument was a request from veteran aviators and retired Air Force officers.


  • Address: Karaiskaki Sq.


Antonopoulou Z., (2003), Τα γλυπτά της Αθήνας, Υπαίθρια Γλυπτική1834-2004 [The sculptures of Athens, Outdoor sculpting 1834-2004], Potamos