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Simos house

Simos house is a house of the 19th century with some later additions.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1850 The house was constructed. For a period, it also operated as a hotel.

    1988 Listed as a monument.

  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

At the corner of Aiolou and Georgiou Stavrou Streets, we see the two-storey neoclassical house that belonged to Efstathios Simos. The building has some later additions. The ground floor housed shops, as is the case today.

What I can't see

After the destruction of Ioannina by the Turks, Simos’ family fled to Corfu and then to Italy, where Eustathios grew up and completed his studies. Then, he came to Athens, where he assumed administrative positions in the Ministry of Finance. In this building, one of the conflicting sides was fortified during the June events of 1863. After the eviction of King Otto, the political parties (English, French and Russian) engaged in fierce clashes with almost 200 dead. The embassies of England, France, and Russia issued an ultimatum for a 48-hour truce, which was followed by an agreement to end hostilities.


  • Address: 88 Aeolou & 2-4 Georgiou Stavrou St.


Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Οικία Σίμου, [Simos House], NRF

Last visit 7/11/2022


Giannelou P., (2001), Ευστάθιος Σίμος (1894- 1878), πολιτική δραστηριότητα και συγγραφικό έργο, [Efstathios Simos (1894- 1878), political activity and literary work], Ph.D., UOA


Yohalas T., Kafetzaki Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία [Athens, Tracing the city guided by history and literature], ESTIA Bookstore