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Whistling Boy

Sculpture of a naked boy whistling and urinating is located in the centre of a fountain in Navarinou Square.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1968 Created.

  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

In the centre of the circular fountain of Navarinou Square stands the “Whistling Boy”. It is a 1.33m bronze decorative sculpture, its outlines are strong and its style is strictly classicist. The sculptor was probably inspired by the Manneken Pis in Brussels. Jets of water around the sculpture soften the scene of the boy that whistles and urinates.

What I can't see

The sculptor Nikolas Pavlopoulos or Nikolas (1909-1990) was a controversial personality. In addition to working closely with the dictatorial regime (1967- 1974), during which the sculpture was created and placed, he had earlier expressed pro-Nazi views and had made busts of Mussolini and Hitler during World War II.


  • Address: Navarinou Sq.


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

Last visit 2/11/2023


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.