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Pigeon houses

Pigeon houses is an unusual but ecological sculpture in the city centre.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1997 Placed.

  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

The Pigeon Houses is a geometric, simple and morphologically mild sculptural composition that consists of three pillars. In addition to artistic and symbolic value, it also has a utilitarian value. The pillars are supported by car rims and at the upper end of each pillar there are 3 discs and notches that work as bird nests. The sculptural composition is fully assimilated into the natural environment of the YMCA Park and the nests symbolize safety, protection and ecology.

What I can't see

The work was created by Giorgos Tsakiris in the context of Thessaloniki as the cultural capital of Europe and consists entirely of recyclable materials.


  • Address: N. Germanou & A. Manoli St.


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.


Tsitiridis G., (2020), Ανακάλυψε τα γλυπτά της πόλης: Περιστερώνες, [Discover the city’s sculptures: Pigeon Houses], in Parallaxi,

Last visit 16/11/2023