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Theodoros Kolokotronis

Statue of the General of the Greek Revolution, Theodoros Kolokotronis.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

  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

It is a 3.3m high bronze sculpture on a 1.46m high marble base. The name Theodoros Kolokotronis and an excerpt of his speech in Pnyx are written on the base. The sculptor Efthimios Kalevras depicted Kolokotronis with folkloric characteristics, as can be seen from the posture, clothing and helmet.

What I can't see

Kolokotronis (1770-1843) was a descendant of the family of klephts and armatoli and a leading personality of the Greek Revolution and the political life of the country in the period that ensued. In 1821, he led the Greeks in many battles against the Ottoman Empire, the most important being the annihilation of the army of Dramalis in Dervenakia (Peloponnese). His real surname was Tsegrinis, while “Kolokotronis” is the Greek version of an Arvanitic nickname.


  • Address: Tsimiski & Theotoka 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.


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