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Here was the old city hall, on the same place with the Caravanserai inn during the Ottoman period.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1924 Constructed. Designed by Marinos Delladetsimas.

    1946 Until 1949, it sheltered families from villages of the area of Macedonia.

  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

Today we see the building that was built after the destruction of the historic Caravan Serai Hotel. This was also intended for a hotel, but was never completed. Even its facades did not materialize as originally planned. The construction of a taller and more voluminous building provoked a negative reaction from locals at that time. From the post-war period until recently it housed the city hall.

What I can't see

The sale of the historic Caravan Serai complex in 1924 was scandalous. Although the new owner pledged to preserve what was left of it after the 1917 Thessaloniki fire, he demolished it completely with the approval of the Archaeological Service and constructed the building we see today.


  • Address: 45 Venizelou St.


Collective work, (1985), Νεώτερα Μνημεία της Θεσσαλονίκης, [Modern Monuments of Thessaloniki], Ministry of Culture


Trakosopoulou Tzimou K., (2015), Η μέριμνα για τα μνημεία στη νεότερη Θεσσαλονίκη: Αντιλήψεις και πρακτικές (19ος– 20ος αιώνας), [Caring for monuments in modern Thessaloniki: Perceptions and practices (19th-20th century)] in Kairidis D. (2015), (επ), Θεσσαλονίκη, μια πόλη σε μετάβαση, 1912- 2012, [Thessaloniki, a city in transition, 1912-2012], OFF, PEEV, Νavarino Network, Epikentro, p. 244- 255


Zafeiris Ch. (1997), Θεσσαλονίκης Εγκόλπιον, ιστορία, πολιτισμός, η πόλη σήμερα, γεύσεις, μουσεία, μνημεία, διαδρομές, [Thessaloniki Handbook, history, culture, the city today, flavours, museums, routes], Athens: Exantas