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Emniet Inn/ Natsina Mansion

Emniet Inn/ Natsina Mansion is an example of eclectic architecture with rich decoration.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1927 It passed into the property of the Natsinas.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    1896 Built.

  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

Emniet Inn – Natsina Mansion is an eclectic building with a wide variety of architectural elements, elaborate decoration and strong art nouveau influences. As in other buildings of the same period, the logic of the pericentric ground plan is applied here, with a central space that makes the building more airy and sunny. It consists of a ground floor and two floors. The second floor had a glass roof, which allowed natural lighting through the staircase. The facade on Edessis Street is more strongly decorated; it has vertical ridges ending in kores (young women) heads, which support the overhang of the roof cornice. The corner of the building has a slight projection, compared to the level of the facades on both floors, and rests on a lion’s head. The openings have wooden columns and the entrance an elliptical skylight. Today, the building remains unused and in poor condition.

What I can't see

Emniyet in Turkish means trust and the building operated as an inn. With the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkiye, as imposed by the Treaty of Lausanne (1923), the building became exchangeable property and passed into Theodoros and Melpomeni Natsinas. The ground floor housed shops.


  • Address: 3 Edessis St.


Collective Work, (1985-6), Νεώτερα Μνημεία της Θεσσαλονίκης [Modern Monuments of Thessaloniki], Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Northern Greece