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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
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 within Omonia Square.

The Athens classic marathon passes through here, so I think this may have some significance.
Written March 26, 2016
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Dromeas (also called The Runner) is a 30 foot statue made from stacked plates of glass that connote speed. It was created in 1994 by Greek sculpture Costas Varotsos and stands in the Hilton square on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue in Athens, Greece!
We never actually got close to it but saw it many times from the bus.
Written December 21, 2021
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bindinimki
Miami, FL71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
stumbled upon this work of art but it was really cool to see. It does give the illusion of blur from moving too fast. cool to see - wouldn't go out of my way though.
Written September 7, 2019
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Leon A
Plovdiv, Bulgaria499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Our hotel was near by this amazing statue so we decided to drop by for a few photos. It is very large and made of numerous pieces of glass. Definitely worths a visit if it is close to your location.
Written April 28, 2019
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Nick and Angel S
Milton Keynes, UK5,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 energy! Definitely worth a look if your near the Hilton Hotel in Athens!
Written April 23, 2018
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
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 Costas Varotsos. This 12 meter (39 feet) tall glass and iron sculpture appears to be made out of thousands of tiny sheets of glass and has the stance of a runner in motion. Thanks to the movement of our bus, he actually appeared to be running. Brilliant! You must see this amazing sculpture, it deserves a gold medal!
Written November 12, 2017
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Neta_Avivi
Tel Aviv, Israel3,513 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
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.
Written July 18, 2017
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Colin G
Stirling, UK881 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Business
This is a wonderful glass sculpture of an athlete in Megalis tou Genous Scholis Square, opposite the Hilton Hotel. You can walk right up to it to get full appreciation of just what a marvel it is. Please beware of traffic when crossing the main roads to get onto this small square though! Highly photogenic, both close up and from a distance. Highly unusual sculpture and well worth a short detour to see.
Written May 16, 2015
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,154 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Unusual public art in the middle of traffic, seen multiple times on the way to the airport. The big Hilton Hotel is next door. Not my taste, but unusual.
Written August 12, 2021
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SevenoaksSinjun
Sevenoaks, UK1,450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Dromeas, also known as 'The Runner' is a fabulous statue constructed from pieces of glass stacked on top of each other forming the shape of a runner travelling so fast that he appears to be blurred. It's very clever and really worth a look.
Written May 29, 2019
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