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Allatini Ceramics

Allatini Ceramics wear out mercilessly over time, even though there is a plan for their restoration.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1935 The first unit was burnt and the newer was built.

    1964 The company changed ownership.

    1997 Relocated to Kilkis.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    1880 The first unit was constructed.

  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 one of the leading buildings of industrial architecture in the city. It is not the first factory of Allatini Ceramics. The first one was built in the area of the Folklife Museum, but it burned down, and then this complex was built with more durable materials, designed by the Swiss engineer Albert Artin. The three distinctive features of the complex are the tiled roofs, the reinforced concrete beams and the exposed bricks. In addition to the main premises, ancillary premises and residences for staff and supervisors had been constructed in the surrounding area. The area of 26 acres and these important buildings remain unused, although there are plans for restoration, regeneration and cultural use of the premises.

What I can't see

The Allatini Ceramics was one of the few share companies of the Ottoman Empire and contributed the most to the modernization of Thessaloniki at the end of the 19th century. It produced ceramic objects, tiles and bricks of the Marseille type, which made the company famous throughout Europe. Its products could only be compared to those of the Marseille factories. It started with 400 workers and an annual production of 500,000 tiles and 1,000,000 bricks. In 50 years, it reached 2,500,000 tiles and 4,500,000 bricks annually. With the factory having been relocated to Kilkis, it is still a thriving business and many businessmen have been involved as shareholders.


  • Address: 31 A Allatini St.
  • Postal Code : 55535


Ζafeiris Ch., (2014), Θεσσαλονίκη, η παρουσία των απόντων, η κληρονομιά Ρωμαίων, Μουσουλμάνων, Εβραίων, Ντονμέδων, Φράγκων, Αρμενίων και Σλάβων, [Thessaloniki, the presense of the absent, the heritage of Romans, Muslims, Jews, Doenme, Franks, Armenians and Slavs], Thessaloniki: Epikentro


Toula M., (2021), Η θλιβερή μοναξιά του κεραμοποιείου Αλλατίνη, [The sad loneliness of the Allatini pottery factory], in Parallaxi,

Last visit 12/10/2023