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Marble sculpture of a naked female bather.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1969 Placed on this spot.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  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 a 1.76m marble sculpture of a naked female bather, located at White Tower Square, in  a rectangular fountain with water jets. The girl is seated on a rock and looks as if she is about to go into the water. She has a voluptuous, curvaceous body and her face bears an expression of pleasure and nonchalance. Her head looks down, giving the impression that she is admiring her reflection on the water. This position classifies the sculpture in the category of classicist idealism.

What I can't see

The sculpture is the work of sculptor and engraver Nicolas Pavlopoulos aka Nikolas (born in Aghios Georgios/Magnesia, December 1909, died in Athens, 1990). The artist was once accused of having pro-Nazi views and specifically for making busts of Hitler and Mussolini during the years of the country’s Nazi occupation. In 1969, when the country was ruled by the colonels, Pavlopoulos returned to the scene with more sculptures scattered in various parts of Thessaloniki, such as the Boy that Whistles, which adorns the fountain at Navarinou Square.


  • Address: White Tower Sq.


Zafeiris Ch., (1997), Θεσσαλονίκης Εγκόλπιον, ιστορία, πολιτισμός, η πόλη σήμερα, γεύσεις, μουσεία, μνημεία, διαδρομές, [Thessaloniki Handbook, history, culture, the city today, flavours, museums, routes], Athens: Exantas


Kontogiorgi Α. (2013), Νικόλας, [Nikolas] in Μονογραφίες καλλιτεχνών/ επιστημονικές εργασίες, [Artists’ monographies/ scientific papers], Teloglion Foundation of Art A.U.Th.

Last visit 20/3/2014


Orfanidis D., (2016), Υπαίθρια Γλυπτά της Θεσσαλονίκης, παράμετροι υποβάθμισης και φθοράς των υλικών τους, Διπλωματική Εργασία, [Outdoor Sculptures of Thessaloniki, parameters of degradation and wear of their materials], A.U.Th.