Although its design deviates from the trend of the time, the Bank of Greece building has a classicist form.
Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )
1933 Start of construction with projects of Nikolaos Zouboulidis, Kimon Laskaris and Konstantinos Papadakis.
Ottoman era (1453- 1821)
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
Although its design deviates from the trend of the time, the Bank of Greece building has a classicist form, like other public buildings of its era. The most representative element is the Doric porch. On the corner of Panepistimiou and Omirou Streets, one can see engraved plates with the names of three EPON resistance fighters executed on this spot by the Nazis on 22/07/1941.
What I can't see
According to Filippidis (2000), it copies the design of the parliament building, which was built about a century earlier. This architectural choice can also be interpreted as a deliberate reference to a perceived dominance of financial over political institutions in the new century. The Bank of Greece is the most powerful financial institution in the country with a strong influence in the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean region. However, due to the economic crisis that erupted in 2009, its influence has shrunk considerably.
- Address: 21 Panepistimiou/ El. Venizelou St.
- Postal Code : 10250
- Phone: +30 210 320 1111
- Website: http://www.bankofgreece.gr
Last visit 11/6/2013
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