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Art Culture
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Art Program
Art Program
  • In all twenty-eight stations of the Athens Metro
    currently in operation, the "hidden" city and our
    cultural heritage are revealed through the
    coexistence of significant archaeological finds
    with works of art of contemporary Greek artists.
    This effort did not commence, of course, from a
    contractual or a legal obligation of ATTIKO METRO
    S.A., but it is the outcome of the particular
    importance that has been given to the quality of
    life in the capital.
  • Concurrently with the creation of special areas
    for the display of the most important
    archaeological finds, ATTIKO METRO S.A.
    implemented (for the first time in a Greek Public
    Transportation Project) an "art program", i.e.
    works of art created by distinguished Greek
    artists grace almost the total of the Athens
    Metro Stations.
  • Worldwide famous Greek artists, taking into
    consideration the multiple possibilities offered
    by the network, created works of art for each
    station and today the richness of our cultural
    heritage is displayed in the New Metropolitan
    Railway of the city.
  • Concurrently, in order to give the possibility to
    highlight the ideas of younger artists, ATTIKO
    METRO S.A. announces art program competitions for
    specific stations and until the present day, four
    works of art have been awarded and integrated to
    the network.
  • The art program will continue to be implemented
    in the new stations of the Athens Metro
    extensions, as well as in the Thessaloniki Metro
    Base Project.

  • I wanted to recreate the humble life of the
    people of my neighborhood, the open air cinemas
    and theaters that nursed us in a uniquely
    unaffected manner. And since the buildings are
    no more, passer by, look at the work in order to
    feel the reality that I saw.
  • Alekos Fassianos for his artwork The Myth of my

Larissa StationYannis Gaitis, (untitled)
It is a true copy of Yannis Gaitiss work, its
motif being the artists so called little men
Metaxourghio StationAlekos Fassianos, The Myth
of my Neighborhood
I wanted to recreate the humble life of the
people of my neighborhood, the open air cinemas
and theaters that nursed us in a uniquely
unaffected manner. And since the buildings are
no more, passer by, look at the work in order to
feel the reality that I saw(Alekos Fassianos)
Omonia StationNikos Kessanlis, Queue
On a framed fabric, covered with three layers
and a last coating of sensitivized photochromy
color, the artist has illustrated a variety of
forms and shapes using the classical method of
Omonia StationPavlos, Footballers
Placed at the transfer level of Omonia Station,
Pavloss work was created with the participation
of the public. Six banners (2.10X2.45m each) were
coated with slow-drying glue, on which the public
was asked to throw confetti.
Panepistimio StationYannis Moralis, (untitled)
The first representation is a sculptural
configuration of independent pieces made of
specially treated bronze. The second
representation is made of ceramic enameled tiles,
especially adapted to the station where the work
is displayed.
Sygrou-Fix StationTakis, Light Signals
Photovoltaic Energy
Inspired by the signaling system of the
station, I created a series of works which I
named Light Signals. It is the first time that I
create a bas-relief with light signal heads
Syntagma StationGeorge Zoggolopoulos, Atrium
George Zogolopoulos created this work for a
specific spot at Syntagma Station with natural
light. The specific spot was chosen by the artist
Syntagma StationThodoros, The Metros Clock
in addition to its sculptural value, the work
has a special significance, as this area contains
a display of ancient evidence of our ancestors
civilization (Thodoros)
Dafni StationDimitrios Mytaras, Dexileos
The tombstone bas-relief found at Keramikos
(Dexileos) was used as the motif of a work of art
covering a surface of approximately 50 sq.m.
Evangelismos StationChryssa, Mott Street
This three-dimensional work, created by Chryssa,
who lives permanently in New York, USA, is
constructed by aluminum, synthetic material and
is illuminated by light pipes (fluorescence
Megaro Moussikis StationPanagiotis Fidakis,
It is a work showing birds, their representations
having been made with the technique of mosaic
incorporated in the marble cladding the walls of
Megaro Moussikis Station, or with the use of
special admixture of cement in a variety of color
shades, also incorporated in marble.
Ambelokipi StationStephen Antonakos, Procession
The work, as a matter of fact, runs through the
space and accompanies the passengers as they
come to the train and on their way back to the
surface of the city. This sense has been
successfully conveyed even in the title of the
work, Procession.
Ethniki Amyna StationCostas Tsoklis,
Underground Park
A sad work since it is underground, but joyful
since it is a park. An ecological work, without
intention, but a work of art, with intention.
Simple, simplistic, perhaps, without philosophic
messages, historic connotations or references...
(Costas Tsoklis)
Ethniki Amyna Station
Dimitris Kalamaras, The Dying Warrior
  • The rationale whereupon it was decided to display
    the works of the above three artists in the same
    area was
  • their suitable integration in the area
  • their presence in a conspicuous view, as the area
    lent itself to that possibility, and
  • the chance of the network users to get familiar
    with works of museum level and high aesthetic

Klearhos Loukopoulos, Stele
Konstantinos Koulentianos, Nouvelle Generation
Halandri StationChristos Karras, Space Poetry
diptych 2004
Doukissis Plakentias StationCostas Varotsos,
Katehaki StationVasso Peklari, Sculptural
Forms (Formes me yfanto halko)
It is worth mentioning that, based on the terms
of the Tender, ATTIKO METRO S.A. is entitled to
utilize the works of art of the second and the
third winners, following their concurrence, in
order to adorn other Stations of the network, as
it is the case for the work of art created by
Mrs. Vasso Peklari (2nd winner of the art program
concerning MEGARO MOUSSIKIS Station), whose work
of art currently adorns the two levels of
Panormou StationMichalis Katzourakis, Mazareko
The artist through the use of mirrors which
reflect coloured light patterns, achieves to
tranform their geometrical austerity in rhythm,
thus adding intensity and variety of colours in
the Station area.
Keramikos StationGiannis Bouteas,
Stratification Energy Pictures XVI
(Diastromatoseis Energiakes Eikones XVI)
Eleonas StationGiorgos Lazongas, Real Routes
Agios Ioannis StationChristina Sarantopoulou,
The city blends the diversity of people
This work represents a synthesis of eight
fingerprints, which move constantly revealing a
metal map of the Stations area.
Archaeological Findings Exhibits
Archaeological Project
  • One of the unique characteristics of the Athens
    Metro is the fact that its construction was
    actually the vessel for the execution of
    large-scale archaeological excavation works. More
    specifically, in the framework of the Metro
    construction, the greatest archaeological
    excavation in the Athens area was carried out
    (spanning over an area of 79000m2), which
    revealed more than 50000 ancient articles.
  • From the early planning stages of the Project,
    the Ministry of Culture warned the designers
    about the massive presence of antiquities laying
    within the subsoil of Athens, as well as about
    the restrictions dictated by the obligation to
    preserve these antiquities. Thus, during the
    projects design and construction phases, the
    necessary provisions and modifications were made.
    The excavation, preservation, transportation and
    display of the ancient finds fall under the
    competency and the combined effort of three
    entities, i.e. ATTIKO METRO A.E. (AM) which is
    the Project Owner, OLYMPIC METRO Consortium
    (OMC), which constructed the Athens Metro Base
    Project, and finally the Ministry of Culture
    (MoC), which, according to the Greek legislation,
    has the responsibility and the supervision of all
    archaeological activities. The competent
    archaeological departments of the MoC supervised
    all phases of the archaeological works, while
    ATTIKO METRO funded all archaeological
  • Today, the ancient articles are in public display
    for the first time in six prestigious Metro
    Stations, inviting thus every rushing passenger,
    either Greek or foreigner, to examine and admire

Archaeological Excavations
  • The most significant archaeological excavations
    were performed during the first phase of the
    Projects construction in four Metro stations
    located in the Historic Center of the city of
    AKROPOLI Stations. Over twenty archaeological
    excavations in stations and ventilation shafts
    were carried out in total. The depth of the
    archaeological layers varied between 0.5m to
    7.0m however, certain hydraulic structures,
    such as wells, ducts, reservoirs and aqueducts
    were revealed at greater depths, i.e. from 15.0m
    to 45m. The antiquities revealed were recorded in
    detail and were surveyed using modern techniques
    under the scientific guidance of the concerned
    Services of the Ministry of Culture (MoC).
  • There follows a brief presentation of the
    archaeological finds revealed in the four
    stations of the historic center
  • In SYNTAGMA Station, a sculpture foundry dating
    from the Classic Era, a cemetery dating back to
    the sub-Mycenaean and the Byzantine times, baths
    complex dating back to the roman times, a section
    of the Peisistranian Aqueduct, the bed of
    Iridanos River and the ancient road leading from
    the gates of the wall to the municipalities of
  • Near KERAMIKOS Station, a section was revealed of
    the most significant cemetery of the ancient city
    of Athens. 1200 graves dating back to the
    beginning of 7th century BC up to roman times
    were examined. Moreover, the two burial grounds,
    dating back to the beginning of the Peloponnesian
    War, constitute a significant archaeological
    find. The western surrounding wall of the
    cemetery, remains of the workshop of ceramic art
    and the bed of Iridanos River were also revealed.

Archaeological Excavations
  • Another significant archaeological site revealed
    through the construction of MONASTIRAKI station.
    ?he embedded bed of Iridanos River is one out of
    the most significant finds of MONASTIRAKI
    Station. It was confirmed that the area had been
    in constant use from the Mycenaean Era up to
    modern times. Buildings, workshops, graves and a
    variety of water supply and sewage systems were
    revealed. For the Metro construction in the area
    of MONASTIRAKI, archaeological excavations were
    carried out and residential remains came to light
    dating back to the 8th century BC (Geometric Era)
    up to the 19th century AD. The basic axis of the
    town planning in all eras was Iridanos River.
    Iridanos River had its springs at the foot of
    Lycabettus, it run through Athens and flowed into
    Ilissos River. The course of the river was
    incessant and used to increase during heavy
    rainfalls. During the Post-Classical Ear (5th -
    4th century BC) large conglomerate stones
    delimited the riverbed, 2.60m wide. Two paths, on
    the north and south-hand side, set the limits of
    the building line for the buildings, which
    commenced to be built on either side of the
    river. In the era of Adrianos Emperor (117 to 138
    AD) Iridanos River was covered with a vault made
    of bricks, then it was backfilled and turned into
    a sewer. A large retaining wall was built at the
    northern boundary of the river in order to retain
    a wide gallery or a road, while the building line
    receded by 4.50m. The buildings belonged to
    private citizens, workshops and warehouses. The
    remains were dated based on numerous and various
    finds marble sculptures and architectural
    members, mosaic floors, wall paintings (fresco),
    decorative graved plastering, pots and coins,
    metal and bone-made objects.

Archaeological Excavations
  • The excavation survey in ACROPOLIS Station
    carried out over an area of 2500 m2 showed that
    this area had been used since the end of the 3rd
    millennium BC up to the Byzantine times. A few
    graves of the Middle-Helladic and Post-Helladic
    Era, houses, workshops, roads and baths were also
  • Apart from the four stations located in Athens
    historic center, significant finds were also
    encountered in other locations as well, such as
    Evangelismos and Panepistimio Station.
  • The boring of the tunnels was performed under
    constant archaeological monitoring and brought to
    light several ancient wells hiding significant
    archaeological finds, as well as a section of
    Adrianion Aqueduct. Apart from the collection and
    preservation of hundreds of thousands of
    archaeological articles in the store houses of
    the Ministry of Culture, the detachment,
    maintenance and new placement of heavy building
    and other remains found listed for preservation
    and requiring to be displayed, except for the six
    exhibition areas configured in six stations,
    constitute a significant and original project.
    Moreover, archaeological finds were also detached
    and placed anew in Petmeza Shaft, in Syntagma
    Square and in EVANGELISMOS Station. In Amalias
    Shaft, a roman bath was preserved and sheltered.
    In Monastiraki, an archaeological site with
    Iridanos River embedded bed, integrated in the
    Station, was preserved.
  • Finally, significant archaeological displays were
    transferred from Syntagma excavation site to
    Zografou University Campus, where an open-air
    exhibition of antiquities covering an area of
    2000m2 and a small museum were created.

  • The archaeological findings and the striving of
    specialists are blended to be finally appreciated
    as cultural heritage for all people. Thus, the
    worth of a public transportation project of such
    a magnitude walks along with the value of the
    relics of our culture in this perpetual

Archaeological Excavations at Akropoli Station
Archaeological Excavations at Syntagma Station
Archaeological Excavations at Monastiraki Station
Various Archaeological Excavations
Amalias Shaft
Evangelismos Station
Mitropolis Shaft
Keramikos Station
Archaeological Finds Exhibited at Syntagma Station
Archaeological Finds Exhibited at Akropoli Station
Archaeological Finds Exhibited at Stations
Dafni Station
Evangelismos Station
Panepistimio Station
Archaeological Finds Exhibited at Monastiraki
Archaeological Finds Exhibited in Outdoor Areas
Amalias Shaft
A summary of Attiko Metro Operating Company S.A.
Since its establishment in 2001, Attiko Metro
Operating Company S.A. has demonstrated its
commitment towards the communitys social and
cultural elevation. This is evident by the
companys participation in community projects and
in specific in both rounds of the Community
Initiative Equal, as well as its participation
in the Ministry of Employments Business Program
METRO 5.1. The Companys participation in
Equals first round of the Andromeda
Development Partnership regarded actions
promoting equal opportunities for men and women
in working environments as well as a balance
between work and life. The Companys
participation in Equals second round of the
Social Amphictyony Development Partnership
regarded social economy actions as well as Social
Return on Investment (S.R.O.I.) actions. Also
the Companys participation in the Ministrys
national program regarded sex equality and
counselor training.
A summary of Attiko Metro Operating Company S.A.
In addition to the above actions we herewith
present a series of cultural events organized by
the Company

Art Creations by Employees Art Annual
In an attempt to encourage its employees to
express themselves artistically and creatively
Attiko Metro Operation System S.A. organized
their first art exhibition in 2004, at the
Syntagma Station Hall. The Hall itself is
situated at the largest metro station of Athens,
located in the citys center. A number of 165,000
passengers use the station on a daily basis and
approximately 10,000 passengers visit the Hall
every day. The duration of the art exhibition
is 10 days in which paintings, sculptures,
photographs and all types of artworks are
presented by the Companys group of artists which
consists today of 30 individuals. The first
exhibition was successful and was embraced very
warmly, a fact which encouraged us to continue
our efforts by carrying out exhibitions on an
annual basis. The exhibitions have become a
tradition by now for the Company and demonstrate
that the Company remains loyal to its social
Art Creations by Employees Art Annual
In order to ensure that the exhibition is a
success apart from the artists themselves a
number of employees offer their technical and
administrative expertise during preparations and
throughout the duration of the event. This fact
is invaluable as it further promotes the sense of
unity and cooperation among the Companys
employees and elevates the Companys successful
function and ensures further progress. Further to
the above it is considered a success that the
works of art exhibited were available for
passers-by to observe while rushing to the metro,
thus providing a valuable distraction from the
citys everyday routine. Attiko Metro Operating
Company S.A. is sensitive to and fully supports
its employees artistic endeavors. This is not
only evident by the exhibition of their works of
art but also by encouraging any artistic and
creative abilities that they may possess. It is
Companys policy to provide for employees not
only within the limits of the 8-hour working day
but also by promoting all employees endeavors
for inspiration, personal development and
creativity in order to ensure that they feel that
they belong in the metro family.
Art Creations by Employees Art Annual
The second exhibition took place in 2005 to the
employees acclaim and contained more works of
art than the first exhibition. In January 2006 a
number of employees works of art with the theme
Children, along with a number of distinguished
artists creations were auctioned under the
supervision of the Company. All funds were
donated to the Arc, an organization that
provides for children living in poverty. In
October 2006 the 3rd art exhibition took place
containing a total of 200 works of art created by
the employees of the metro system in their free
time. In October 2007 the 4th art exhibition
took place containing works of art under the
theme The Environment, thus expressing the
employees interest for the community and
nature. The protection of the environment is one
of the Companys absolute priorities. The metro
is a reliable and an environmentally-friendly
system. After every exhibitions closure all
Companys artists are awarded with an acclaimed
artists work of art at a special ceremony.
Art Creations by Employees Art Annual
Art Creations by Employees Art Annual
Art Creations by Employees Art Annual
Works of Art - Auction
On January 19th, 2006 the Attiko Metro Operating
Company S.A carried out a charity event named
COUNTING LOVE in honor of the urban,
non-profitable Organization named ARC which
provides comfort, food, shelter and education for
children living in poverty. This event included
an art exhibition and an auction. A total of 65
contemporary Greek artists along with members of
the Attiko Metro Operating Company S.A. group of
artists offered their art creations for the
Arc. All contributors to this event
(Auctioneer, Public Relation Department, Event
Co-ordination Bureau, presenter, choir)
voluntarily participated in this event. The
auction fulfilled everyones expectations and was
very successful. All profits of the auction were
donated for the purposes of the Arc. The
Arc takes care of a total of 250 children from
Eastern Europe and Middle East who live
peacefully together in a loving environment away
from racism and hunger. The Arc was awarded as
the best children welfare organization of Greece
by the Countrys president and was elected by the
European Observatory and UNESCO as the finest
example against racism and discrimination in
Greece for the year of 2003.
Works of Art - Auction
Works of Art - Auction
Worldwide Celebration for Womens Day
Attiko Metro Operating Company S.A. contributes
in enlightening and alerting the community
regarding womens issues via the WORLDWIDE
CELEBRATION FOR WOMENS day. The agenda of these
annual celebrations is focused on, but not
limited to, womens issues in todays society.
Furthermore, as the observer can see in the
summaries below, apart from bringing to the
visitors attention a vast specter of subjects,
the cultural and artistic aspect of these
presentations is carefully designed as
well. During the celebration of March 9th, 2009
the Greek Nobel Prize Museum presented
unpublished Pablo Neruda poems dedicated to
women. The celebration hall which was within the
railway facilities was decorated with fashion
designers creations taken from the ECO CHIC
collection of the Green Design Festival
2008. Awards were given to outstanding women who
contributed to the community with their medical,
athletic and cultural accomplishments as well as
to a female train driver who is also a mother of
three children. Visitors were able to enjoy
international music and songs by an orchestra
performing throughout the celebration. Beloved
Greek literary passages were recited by actors
and playwrights.
Worldwide Celebration for Womens Day
Also participating to the event were
representatives of worldwide and Greek scientific
and humanitarian organizations such as Amnesty
International and W.I.N. (Women In Need)
Foundation to mention just a few. These
representatives ensured that all visitors had the
opportunity to be informed of their goals via
brochures and leaflets. The celebration was
welcomed by the companys Board of Directors
President as well as by the General Secretary of
Womens Rights. The celebration of March 7th,
2008 was also a success. The Greek Nobel Prize
Museum presented female Nobel Prize winners and
also made a special dedication in the honor of
the Greek soprano Maria Callas. For this years
celebration the hall was decorated with fine
sculptures and works of art by Greek artists.
Visitors were able to watch short films which
were being presented on large screens posted
especially for the day. A poem was recited by a
famous Greek female writer and Greek music and
songs were performed by an orchestra. Leaflets
and brochures were distributed by representatives
of Greek and worldwide scientific and
humanitarian organizations who were easer to
discuss their targets and goals with the visitors.
Worldwide Celebration for Womens Day
The celebration was welcomed by the companys
Board of Directors President as well as by the
General Secretary of Womens Rights. The manager
of the companys human resources department also
addressed a speech presenting the companys
action for the community, namely Femina
Drastica which is an urban, non-profitable
company created by five women with the support of
the Attiko Metro Operating Company S.A. The
March 8th, 2007 celebration was held within the
facilities of another metro station and benefited
from the co-operation of the local municipality
which provided the local Philharmonic Orchestra
and the performance of a choir as well as an
accordion solo. The celebration was opened with
a speech from the Minister of Transportation and
communication who awarded Mrs. N.Goulandri for
her contribution to the protection of the
environment. Representatives from the political
world, from scientific research centers, from
womens rights organizations as well as artists
and writers were also present to provide their
valuable contribution to the event as were the
four members of the Greek ensemble team which was
awarded the Olympic medal award at the last
Olympic Games. A small concert also took place
in which a well-known Greek songwriter presented
his Songs for Women performed by two singers.
The President of the International Forum of
Playwrights (UNESCO) also honored the event with
her presence and recited one of her poems.
Worldwide Celebration for Womens Day
Throughout the event, all visitors were able to
enjoy a prominent photographers exhibition named
Women of the World as well as two painting
collections dedicated to flowers and women. Works
of collage technique art were also
exhibited. Documents and books by female Nobel
Prize winners were presented by the Greek Nobel
Prize Museum and a collection of books taken from
the Companys library was on display. Information
stands were placed, where representatives of
Greek and worldwide scientific and humanitarian
organizations were able to receive the support of
the celebrations visitors.
Worldwide Celebration for Womens Day
Worldwide Celebration for Womens Day
Worldwide Celebration for Womens Day
Worldwide Celebration for Womens Day
Worldwide Celebration for Womens Day
Worldwide Celebration for Womens Day
Worldwide Celebration for Womens Day
The Attiko Metro Operating Company S.A.s Magazine
For the first time in May 2002 the Companys
Press Bureau commences the edition of a 25-page
monthly magazine named METRO. Contents of this
new magazine include information on the metro
system, various issues of interest as well as the
latest news on culture and art. This magazine is
printed in 100.000 copies and is distributed, for
free, to all the metro system passengers. In
2003 the Companys Human Resources Department
begins the publication of a monthly newsletter
under the name of METRO WORLD for the Companys
personnel. This newsletter is 10 pages long and
contains Companys internal news and information
as well as topics of general interest. The
contents of the newsletter are constantly
enhanced with a variety of new subjects and its
appearance has been since improved. As of 2008
acclaimed artists works of art are being printed
on the newsletters front page, always in step
with the citys current news regarding Hellenic
history and religion and contemporary times. An
article on history of art is always included in
the newsletters contents. EXAMPLE MAGAZINE
ISSUE No 30, dated AUGUST 2008
The Attiko Metro Operating Company S.A.s Magazine
The Attiko Metro Operating Company S.A.s Magazine
The Attiko Metro Operating Company S.A.s Magazine
Companys Measurable Results of Actions and
In an effort to measure the actual results of the
Companys actions and projects for the public we
have designed a survey which is scheduled to be
carried out from June to December of 2009. In
order to carry out this survey we have derived
valuable feedback from a similar survey of 2004
regarding evaluation of the metro system by male
and female participants. Further to the survey of
2004 a number of measures were consequently taken
for the Companys further improvement. to its
contribution to the community. 2004 SURVEY
RESULTS Attiko Metro Operating Company S.A.
carried out a 3-month survey in 2004 in order to
determine the way the metro system passengers
regarded its facilities, use and credibility.
This survey was sex-oriented and endeavored to
distinguish the opinions of male and female
participants. It consisted of a total of eight
questions addressed to citizens of different ages
and with a variety of educational levels. The
surveys questionnaire was posted on the last
page of the Companys magazine distributed for
free to the passengers at metro stations and the
completed questionnaires were placed in special
containers located at the metro systems central
stations. A total of 300 completed questionnaires
were collected, arranged and a summary of the
answers are recapitulated in the following chart

Companys Measurable Results of Actions and
The appearance of the metro system was to the
passengers aesthetic satisfaction. Furthermore,
the continuous accomplishment of successful art
exhibitions, concerts, auctions and social events
has proven to be invaluable to the citizens
further elevation regarding the appreciation of
fine arts, civilization and culture. The survey
was a success as it provided the administration
with constructive and measurable insight to the
passengers opinion of the metro system as well
as important feedback and expertise in order to
carry out the Companys upcoming survey scheduled
to be carried out between the months of June to
December 2009.