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Marfin Building

Building of eclectic architecture. in the centre of Athens, also known as Marfin Building, with a recent tragic story.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1880 It was built around that year.

  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 consists of a ground floor and two upper floors. After the fire caused during street riots where three people died in May 2010, the building was restored.

What I can't see

Originally, it belonged to the banker Stamatios Dekozis, who owned a lot of real estate in the vicinity, including the current Museum of the City of Athens. It was later passed on to a different owner and thereafter has been used primarily for business purposes. In other words, it was “transformed” into a workplace. The building is now known as the Marfin Bank building. Marfin was the last owner, when on day of a general strike and mass protests against the memorandum and the arrival of the Troika, the building was attacked with molotov cocktails and three employees suffocated to death, including a pregnant woman. Among the causes of the tragedy was the fact that the building did not meet relevant safety standards.


  • Address: 23 Stadiou St.


Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Εκλεκτικιστική τριώροφη κατοικία, [Eclectic three-store house] ΕΙΕ,

Last visit 5/12/2013


Lampropoulos V.G., (2010), Πόρισμα καταπέλτης για τους 3 νεκρούς της Marfin, οι παραλείψεις συνέβαλαν στην τραγωδία, [Hard blow findings about the 3 deads in Marfin, the ommisions contributed to the tragedy], in Vima,

Last visit 5/12/2013