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Filippou Street

On Filippou Street, we find some of the most beautiful eclectic buildings of the city.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

  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

Filippou Street is approximately 1.3km long, it starts at Syngrou Street and ends at the Rotunda. The street is full of post-war apartment buildings, mostly from the 1960s and 1970s, some of which are interesting examples of post-war modernism. Filippou Street, however, has some of the most impressive eclectic buildings in the city. Some of them are the house at number 51 and the mansions at numbers 32 and 34, with excellent combinations of European standards and art deco simplicity. However, attention is drawn to the row of buildings at numbers 39, 41 (Siskos Mansion, 1938), 43 (Sotiropoulos Mansion, 1929, by Maximilian Rubens) and 45 with the impressive plasticity of the volumes, the symmetry of the balconies, the openings of various sizes which are masterfully harmonized, the varied but soft colours and overall the buildings’ European aura of that era. The same applies to the buildings at numbers 33 and 35. The Art Nouveau-influenced eclectic building at number 17, which has floral decoration, is also worth noting. Moreover, there are several examples of modernism (9, 11) in which the eclectic influences are still evident.

What I can't see

Unfortunately, only a few buildings of this kind survive today. Only 200 of the total 500 interwar buildings in the centre of Thessaloniki have been saved and their protection began just in the early 1980s.


Field observation by scientific editors