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Amalia Hotel

Amalia Hotel is an interesting example of modern architecture on Amalias Avenue.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1957 Designed by Nikolaos Valsamakis and was completed within the next year.

    2007 Renovated.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Six-storey building with a roof chamber and an excellent view of the National Garden. Its facades are covered with white Pentelic marble and the logic of the lines of apartment buildings is applied. It has a three-part arrangement of facades, i.e. it is divided into base, main body, and crown. The base is the ground floor and the first floor, which are common areas and differ from the rest, both morphologically and functionally. The main body includes the rooms with balconies in a square frame, unlike the side facade, on which the openings are without balconies and so the skeleton of the building is visible. The crown is the recessed chamber.

What I can't see

At this point, there was the neoclassical house of Skylitsis. Hotel Amalia is one of the first post-war hotels of modern architecture and a capacity of 200 beds (93 rooms).


  • Address: 10 Vas. Amalias Av.


Yohalas T., Kafetzaki Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία [Athens, Tracing the city guided by history and literature], ESTIA Bookstore


Doumanis O.V., (1991), Ξενοδοχείο Αμαλία, Αθήνα, [Amalia Hotel, Athens] in Architecture in Greece, v.25, p.p. 105- 107, NTUA


Technical Chamber of Greece, (2000), Athens, London, Paris, TCG,

Last visit 14/8/2020


Zivas D.A.., (2012), Αρχιτεκτονικός Οδηγός Αθηνών, [Architectural Guide of Athens], Cultural Foundation of Pireos Group