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!

Building at 47 Mousson Str

This area was one of the most densely populated neighborhoods of the Upper Town with a mixed population of Greeks and Turks. The two-storey building with a courtyard and

Building at 17 Herodotou Str

Herodotou Street, passing in front of the Byzantine Church of Aghios Nikolaos Orphanos, is one of the few Byzantine streets of the city. It was home to Christian families

Mansion at 13 Theofilou Str

A 19th century mansion dominated by curves and stands out for the wooden columns and wooden frames. The building belongs to the Hellenic Public Real Estate Service and ho

Building at 25 Theophilou Str

With special characteristic the absolute symmetry especially in the floor of the main face, the neoclassical building of the 25 Theofilou street was built in the late 19t

Ano Poli (Upper Town)

The most northern part of the old Thessaloniki, Ano Poli, escaped the devastating fire of 1917 and, thus, in a great extent retained its character. Wander through the nar

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

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 re

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. At first it op

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 st

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 b