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Kanettis Mansion

Kanettis Mansion is a building of the interwar period with dome and arched openings.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    Constructed during the first quarter of the 20th century.

  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

It is the only non-religious building in Piraeus that has a dome and one of the rare cases in greater Athens. Such examples of buildings with a corner dome are often found in Thessaloniki. It consists of a ground floor and 4 floors, with the last one built later and in recession. Today it houses a bank. Architecturally, it refers to features of the interwar period, has many eclectic elements (e.g. arched openings, elongated false pilasters, geometric motifs as capitals, decorated cornice) and the ground floor is sheltered on both sides.

What I can't see

Until World War II, it was a men’s clothing and footwear store, owned by Elias Kanettis. After the end of the war and when the Germans left, it was occupied by the English, from where the English soldiers were supplied with food. Then, it was used as a club for Greek soldiers of Piraeus and acquired the nickname “The Soldier’s Home”. On the ground floor, it had two large oil paintings on the walls with scenes of the victory of the Greek army against Italy at the beginning of World War II.


  • Address: Sotiros Dios & Iroon Polytechniou St.


Unsigned (2022),  Μέγαρο Ηλία Κανέττη, [Elias Kanettis Mansion], in Piraeus Archwalks,

Last visit 10/9/2023


Milesis S., (2018), Το πειραϊκό «Σπίτι του Στρατιώτη» της μεταπολεμικής περιόδου, [The Piraeus’ “House of the Soldier” of the post- war era], in Pireorama of History and Culture

Last visit 10/9/2023