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Former FIX Brewery

The FIX brewery was among the most important industrial plants in the eastern Mediterranean at the time.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1920 It was united with “Naousa Brewery” and was named “Olympos- Naousa”.

    1926 The brewery became the property of Charles Fix.

    1983 FIX Brewery closed.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    1892 Operated as “Olympos Brewery”.

  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 belongs to the “industrial palaces”since the many floors and the complex’s large-scale radiate the air of monumentality. Approximately 2.5 acres of the industrial unit of former FIX brewery are characterised by an architectural design, which served the production line. The use of iron as the primary building material protected the facilities from possible fire, as much as possible. The bricks and often unplastered brickwork (like the red bricks here) were decorative. After the unit was abandoned, the machinery was looted, and its roofs gradually collapsed due to weather conditions. A small part of the complex houses an entertainment space, but the fate of the rest of the building is still up in the air.

What I can't see

The morphology and innovations of industrial buildings, as in this case, show the need for visibility of the emerging elite of Jews, Greeks and Turks and their connections with large industrial centres of Europe. The FIX brewery was among the most important industrial plants in the eastern Mediterranean at the time and was instrumental in the transformation of Thessaloniki into a modern urban landscape. In recent decades, the municipality presses the factory to be converted into a cultural space, but the Ministry of Culture cannot proceed with the implementation because the buildings are privately owned, and lack of resources prevent it from expropriation and reparation.


  • Address: 26 Oktovriou St.


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