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Avgoustos Hotel

Avgoustos Hotel is a building of the 1920s.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1922 Built.

    1986 Listed as a piece of art.

    1991 Restored and modernized. The project was completed in 1996.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  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 a hotel consisting of a ground floor and two floors and has a capacity of 24 rooms. Designed by Xenophon Paionidis, it is an eclectic building, based on the principles of neoclassicism, as can be seen from its symmetry. It has a rich relief decoration, mainly plant themed, and is more intense around the openings and at the crowning of the corner. Moreover, relief strips define the height of the floors; the corner balconies are larger than the lateral ones and with partial curvature.

What I can't see

Initially, it was the residence of Ahmed Satli and it was later converted into a hotel. There had been many inns in the area, already since the Ottoman era. With the end of the Ottoman period and after the fire of 1917, several hotels were built in the same area and “Avgoustos” was one of them. It belongs to the generation of hotels that represent the extroversion of Thessaloniki and its vision to acquire a metropolitan role in the Balkans and become a major port of the eastern Mediterranean. The maintenance and modernization of the hotel during the 1990s, highlighted the space’s interior as it was at the beginning of the century. The furniture and wooden frames of that time were reused and the customers could “experience” the old Thessaloniki.


  • Address: 4 Al. Svoronou St.


Kampouri E., (2001), Διατηρητέα ξενοδοχεία: αποκατάσταση και εκσυγχρονισμός, [Listed hotels: restoration and modernization], in Παλαιά Ξενοδοχεία της Θεσσαλονίκης, [Old hotels of Thessaloniki], in Epta Imeres, Kathimerini, p.p. 28-31


Kolonas V., (2015), Εκατό χρόνια φιλοξενίας, Τα ξενοδοχεία της Θεσσαλονίκης (1914- 2014), [A hundred years of hospitality, the hotels of Thessaloniki (1914- 2014), Thessaloniki: University Studio Press


Kolonas V., (2012), Η αρχιτεκτονική μιας εκατονταετίας: Θεσσαλονίκη 1912-2012, [The architecture of a century: Thessaloniki 1912-2012] University Studio Press