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Panepistimio Metro Station

The Panepistimio Metro Station is a free museum of antiquities.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2000 Inaugurated on the 28th of January.

  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

This is one of the central stations of the Athens Metro network. It has two docks, it is covered with granite (floors) and marble (walls) and is decorated by two works of sculptor Giannis Moralis with archaic figures, one ceramic and one brass. The station is also an open museum. Ancient items such as lamps, vases, child larnace and other items (original and casts) are exposed in glass cases. The name was given due to the building of the University (Panepistimio in Greek) of Athens near the station.

What I can't see

The station is located outside the northeastern part of the fortification of the ancient city, part of which is evident in Klafthmonos Square. In this area, there was a large cemetery of the 5th century BC. During the excavation, 209 graves were found at successive levels (from 1.04m to 6.22m), most of which were of the classical period. The archaeological finds, combined with the nature of the terrain, made the station extremely difficult to construct. During its construction, the TBF fell on several soil gaps and a pavilion at Panepistimiou Street even “sank”.


Field observation by scientific editors


Servetopoulou Ε., (2014), Navigating the routes of Art and Culture, Part 1, Athens, Ministry of Culture and Sports