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The Busts of Pedion tou Areos (Champ de Mars)

The Busts of Pedion tou Areos are mainly busts of heroes of the 1821 Greek Revolution.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    The exact date of erection of most of the busts is unknown. However, they are dating to the interwar period.

  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

These are mainly busts of heroes of the 1821 Greek Revolution: Dimitrios Ypsilantis, Kitsos Tzavelas,  Petrobeis Mavromichalis, Konstantinos Kanaris, Markos Botsaris, Georgios Karaiskakis, Andreas Miaoulis, Nikitaras,  Gregorios Papaflessas, Laskarina Bouboulina, Bishop Germanos, Notis Botsaris, Odysseas Androutsos, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Athanasios Diakos, Manto Mavrogenous, Dimitrios Papanikolis and Alexandros Praidis. The sculptures and pedestals are made from marble. The one that stands out the most is the bust of Gregorios Papaflessas, who is shown with raised eyebrows and pronounced cheekbones.

What I can't see

These personalities played a prominent role in modern Greek history. They were heroic fighters against the Ottoman Empire and contributed to the creation of the modern Greek state. The bust of Markos Botsaris is the work of Nina Empirikou (1905-1987), the first female artist to have her work exhibited publicly in Athens. Among the creators of the busts were major sculptors of the time, such as Ioannis Pappas, Tilemachos Gyzis, Antonis Sohos, Emmanouel Tompros, Fokion Rok, Giorgos Zoggolopoulos, Gregorios Zevgolis, Kostis Papachristopoulos, Lazaros Lameras, Georgios Sinefas,  Marios Loverdos, Thanassis Apartis, Ioannis Voulgaris, Petros Roumbos, Nikolaos Kouvaras, and Nikolaos Georgantis.


  • Address: Pedion Areos


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


Papadaki E., (d.u.), 60 μορφές στο φως, [60 forms at light] Realmedia, in, 

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