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Relief Composition at Hilton Hotel

The relief composition at Hilton Hotel is a work by Giannis Moralis on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1963 Completed.

  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 relief composition on the northwest facade of the former Hilton Hotel has an archaic theme, is made of Pentelic marble (like the Acropolis monuments), and exudes monumentality. It is a touch of Greekness, in a building that – at that time – was architecturally extroverted, following international trends.

What I can't see

Despite the initial objections to the construction of the massive – for the time – Hilton, the combination of Greek antiquity and modernism in the work of Giannis Moralis finally made a good impression. At the same time, this luxurious project inclines us tο the luxury of the hotel’s interior.


  • Address: 46 V. Sofias Av.


Field observation by scientific editors


Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Αρχείο Νεοτέρων Μνημείων, [Archive of modern monuments], NHRF

Last visit 23/1/2023