Modern Architecture

The face of Thessaloniki changed in the late 19th and early 20th century. Many beautiful and imposing buildings were rebuilt. The new constructions follow a neoclassic architectural mixture with eclectic elements and Ottoman baroque influences in decoration. The new jewels of the city are luxury private residences and country mansions, hospitals, hotels, orphanages, schools, etc., giving Thessaloniki a new European style. Today most of these constructions' use have changed, housing museums, public and municipal organizations. However, they still constitute an integral part of Thessaloniki's history, witnesses of the architecture evolution while by their new 'status' they are taking part again in the city's day to day life. Thessaloniki's thematic routes continued through time, with the newest monuments telling their own stories. Listen to them!

Salem Residence (former Italian Consulate)

The luxurious residence, characteristic example of neo-Baroque eclecticism, built in 1878 to designs of Xenophon Paionidis on behalf of French nationality Jew Jeborga. In 1894 is sold to distinguished Jewish…
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Villa Petridis

One of the most beautiful preserved buildings in West Thessaloniki is Villa Petridis. It was built between 1900-1910 following the stream of eclectic architecture with relief decorations and ornate painted…
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Moni Lazariston (Lazaristes Monastery)

It was built in 1861 by the monks of the Order of St. Vincent of Paul, who became known by the Order's headquarters in the church of Saint-Lazare in Paris.…
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Papafeio Orphanage

The - born in Thessaloniki - wealthy businessman Ioannis Papafis, professionally active in Malta, provided many times financial support to his birthplace and the Greek state. With his bequest, the…
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Former Russian Hospital

In the late 19th - early 20th century, the Russian community founded its own hospital in Thessaloniki. The opening took place in 1909. After the Russian Revolution, the building was…
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