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Lapathiotis house

The neoclassical Lapathiotis house is in a dilapidated condition today.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1870 Constructed during this decade.

    1984 Listed by the Ministry of Culture.

  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

The Lapathiotis house is a two-storey neoclassical building with a semi-basement; it has a tripartite structure on the facade, a pediment, marble corbells, ornate decorations over the windows, and a patio (traditional Athenian element), loggia and external staircase. Unfortunately today the building is in a terrible condition.

What I can't see

This was the home of the neo-romantic poet Napoleon Lapathiotis, in which he wrote most of his work and committed suicide during the German occupation. Although his work is very interesting and non-conformist for the time, he is best known for his personal life. The son of a militant, Napoleon Lapathiotis had openly declared his homosexuality during a very conservative era and had a very intense erotic life; his later drug addictions led him to an economic and personal collapse.


  • Address: 30 Ikonomou & Kountouriotou St.


Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Οικία Λαπαθιώτη, [Lapathiotis House], NHRF,,

Last visit 18/11/2018


Mitropoulou K., (d.u.), Αθήνα, μνήμες και κτήρια, [Athens, memories and buildings], Athens: Sideris Publications


San Simera, (2018), Ναπολέων Λαπαθιώτης, [Napoleon Lapathiotis], sansimera

Last visit 18/11/2018