Ilissos is a river in Athens, Greece. Originally a tributary of the Kifissos River, it has been re-channeled to the sea.

During antiquity, the river flowed outside the defensive walls of Athens. The stream drains the western slopes of Mount Hymettus, and originates from multiple converging seasonal creeks. As urban Athens expanded during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the river became a source of pollution and was converted gradually into a rainwater runoff conduit, covered with streets that track its original, twisting route along the lay of the land.

This is a well documented video regarding the changes that the river has undergone in the 19th-20th century (Greek)

Location: Ilissos river, Moschato, Tavros, Greece
Filmed: Sep 2020
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