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Dromeas

Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias | Platia Megalis tou Genous Scholis, Athens, Greece
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Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias | Platia Megalis tou Genous Scholis, Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

An incredible statue that is stillness but it seems to move.Is an excellent arcitecture that it give off a dynamism.

Thank Christos O
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Dromeas is a 12 metre tall contemporary sculpture by Costas Varotsos. It is formed from thousands of broken shards of glass stacked into the shape of a runner in full sprint. This amazing sculpture created in 1994 has a real sense of speed and kinetic...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

I caught a glimpse of the Runner as our tour bus drove by Megalis tou Genous Sholi Square on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue. How unexpected to see a contemporary statue in a city filled with century old monuments! Dromeas was created in 1994 by Athens artist...More

2  Thank Linda Y
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a 12 meter (nearly 30 feet) glass and iron statue of a runner. It was created in 1994 by Athens artist Costas Varotsos. It is located near the Hilton Athens Hotel on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue.

2  Thank Neta_Avivi
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This statue of a running man is made from blocks of glass sheets. It is located on a roundabout to the east of the city. We spotted it from the window of the X95 bus when heading to the airport.

Thank Swedishtomcat
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Near the Hilton hotel, on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, this very tall glass statue, created in 1994 by a Greek sculptor is meant to symbolise speed. Dromeas means runner in English, and it would have had special significance during the Athens Olympics a few years later....More

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This modern sculpture of a running man pays tribute to the ancient marathon runners. The sculpture is located in a busy intersection but it is possible to stop for a minute or two to fully appreciate it.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Head for Evangelismos Metro Station on Line 1 (just one stop from Syntagma) - take a left out of the station exit and you'll see this huge statue made of layered glass on a nearby roadside verge. The statue is designed to show speed and...More

Thank lonewolf44
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Dromeas, meaning (runner) in English, is a monumental glass structure spanning over 12 metres in height. Made up from hundreds of sheets of stacked, Jade coloured glass. It is located along Vassi¬lissis Sofias Avenue, opposite the Hilton Hotel and the National Gallery, although originally housed...More

4  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

When driving into athens, a massive glass statue is not what you expect to see, however there it is, it is worth a look as it is so different. It looks like a runner running into the wind.

1  Thank JnVSydney
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