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Kallimasiotis Mansion

Kallimasiotis Mansion is an sclectic building on Mitropoleos Street.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1925 Built.

    2022 Restored and turned into a hotel.

  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 Andreas Kriezis, an exponent of neo-academic eclecticism, and has a tripartite layout. Its base is the ground floor with arched openings and baroque lintels. The main body consists of 3 floors of eclectic architecture with art deco influences. The subsequent last floor constitutes the crowning and is in a similar style to the main body.

What I can't see

The building was probably of German interest. After World War I, it was given to Greece as war compensation and was later transferred to private individuals. During most of its history, it housed textile businesses such as the “Bazaar d’ Orient”, the Tsandilis and the Chytiroglou houses. Today, it houses a luxury hotel. Until 2014, hotels were prohibited on this side of Mitropoleos Street, as it was within the protection limits of Plaka. With an amendment by the ministry of environment, this changed. The name of the building refers to the ship-owner and conservative politician Dimitris Kallimasiotis (1869-1929). It is not known however, how exactly his name was linked to the building, as the sources for its history are very limited.


  • Address: 49 Mitropoleos & Kapnikareas St.


National Research Foundation, (d.u.), Αρχαιολογία της πόλης των Αθηνών, [Archaeology of the city of Athens], in

Last visit 23/10/2023


Field observation by scientific editors


Lialios G., (2015), Άδεια στο κτίριο Χυτήρογλου για να μετατραπεί σε ξενοδοχείο, [License to the Chytiroglou building to be converted into a hotel], in Kathimerini,

Last visit 23/10/2023