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Peloponnisou Railway Station

Peloponnisou Railway Station has the style of other similar stations of the time, like in Moscow and Istanbul.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1884 Beginning of construction. Probably designed by Ernest Ziller, although another part of bibliography refers French engineers.

    1889 Completed

    1913 Took its latest shape and form.

    2005 Its operation stopped.

  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 building is 63m long and has neoclassical and Art Nouveau elements. It consists of a central two-storey section with side ground floor wings, the ends of which mimic the central section. The central part and the ends are covered with curved metal sheets, while the wings have a wooden roof. The “bugnato” masonry is used on all sides, and the building is distinguished for the arched openings, the wooden doors and the decorative strips that surround it. It is among the first examples of industrial architecture in Greece, and it is a very interesting combination of functionality, simplicity and decorative elements.

What I can't see

It is a listed monument, and there are similarities with other railway stations, such as those in Istanbul, Moscow, Toulouse, Varna and other cities. During its operation the ticket office was on the ground floor of the main building,  with the staff dining room located upstairs. The stationmaster’s office, the lounge, and the café were located in the north wing, while the south wing held the luggage compartments and staff offices. Its name derives from the fact that this station served the interconnection of Athens with the Peloponnese; it was constructed earlier than the neighbouring Larissa Station, which connected Athens with Central Greece, Thessaly and later with Macedonia and Thrace.


  • Address: Sidirodromon St.


Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Σιδηροδρομικός Σταθμός Πελοποννήσου, [Peloponnisou Railway Station] in National Research Centre

Last visit 9/8/2020


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