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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!

Villa Chatzilazarou / Siaga

The two-storey neoclassical building was built in 1890 by architect Paionidis on behalf of Chatzilazarou family. It was Constantine's house, the successor to the Greek Royal throne and leader of the…
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Château mon bonheur (the Tower of Eftichia)

A very particular building not only for its architecture but also for its history is the Château mon bonheur. It was built in 1890 from the plans of by Frederic…
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Villa Michaelidi

The 1890 residence after changing several owners was purchased in 1926 by the Michaelidis family. A sign of eclecticism with baroque elements and originally, this plot was extending to the…
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Former Melissa Orphanage

The beautiful two-storey house, a typical example of eclecticism was built for Osman Ali Bey in 1913. Converted to Bulgarian Consulate in 1914, later housed the French Headquarters of the East…
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Villa Morpurgo

The villa was erected before 1906 according to designs by architect Vitaliano Poselli. The owner was an Italian Jewish woman named Fanny Ouziel, wife of Moise Morpurgo, director of the…
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