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Deligiorgis Mansion

Deligiorgis Mansion is a building of eclectic architecture with art nouveau elements.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1890 Constructed.

  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

This eclectic building was designed by Ernst Ziller, who masterfully combined neoclassicism with art nouveau. The art nouveau elements include the arched vaults of the first floor openings, something particularly innovative for the time. In contrast, the openings of the second floor are simpler. The vestibule of the main entrance is also impressive.

What I can't see

The building was owned by Leonidas Deligiorgis. Deligiorgis was a journalist, son of a member of parliament and then a member of parliament himself. He was a fanatical opponent of King Otto and the palace suspected him of the attempted murder of Queen Amalia, so he was imprisoned for a short period of time. He was a large landowner, a shareholder in the Lavrio mines, minister of foreign affairs and was also involved in a sex scandal. The building housed the Film Archive of Greece for many years, and today houses one of the best-known private galleries in the city.


  • Address: Akadimias & 1 Kanari St.


Αρχαιολογία της πόλης των Αθηνών, (χ.χ.), Αρχείο Νεοτέρων Μνημείων, ΕΙΕ

Τελευταία επίσκεψη 8/11/2022


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


Open House Athens, (2022), Μέγαρο Δεληγιώργη, [Deligiorgis Mansion], OHA