Victoria Metro Station is popular for its blue-green tiles and art deco aesthetics.
Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )
1926 The extension of Line 1 from Omonia to Attiki began.
1948 Inaugurated (March 1).
2002 Listed by the Ministry of Culture.
2004 The restoration of the station was completed in view of the Olympic Games.
Ottoman era (1453- 1821)
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
“Victoria” is a listed station, designed by Emmanuel Lazaridis, and is popular for its blue-green tiles and art deco aesthetics. The station’s white signs are from Germany and the structure of the station is similar to those in Berlin. During its recent restoration the staircases, inscriptions, and the old clock were preserved. The excessively worn out tiles were replaced with newer ones, and this difference is visible. This highlights the original architectural character of the station, as well as its recent renovation.
What I can't see
The name of the station comes from the homonymous square right above, which was named in honour of Queen Victoria of England. It is a station serving large population flows from the areas of Agios Panteleimon, Amerikis Square, Fokionos Negri, most especially the students of the Athens University of Economics and Business.
Attiko Metro A.E., (2016), Ιστορικό Γραμμής 1, [History of Line 1], in
Last visit 28/11/2017
Field observation of scientific editors
Markaris P., (2015), Η Αθήνα της μίας διαδρομής, [One way Athens], Gavriilidis publications
Symeonidou P., (2016), Η παρουσία του παρία/του περιθωρίου στο αθηναϊκό άστυ. Μια γενεαλογία των μορφών και του χώρου, [The presense of the pariah/ of the margin in Athens urban space], Dissertation, Department of English Language and Literature, School of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki