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Former Tobacco Warehouse

The Former Tobacco Warehouse has been converted into a contemporary hotel.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1960 Built within this decade.

    2017 The hotel’s operation started.

  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

In this area, there were many tobacco warehouses, which is why it was nicknamed “tobacco town”. This is a former tobacco warehouse, typical of the post-war industrial architecture, which was influenced by the pre-war industrial architecture, examples of which we see in more central parts of the city and bear morphological elements of Art Deco and Bauhaus. That is why this building, like others of the same era, is structurally functional. Today, the L-shaped hotel is covered with contemporary materials, while maintaining the original morphology of the building. The opening frames are highlighted and each opening has a metal shade.

What I can't see

It is one of the few cases of old tobacco warehouses that were utilized. Tobacco warehouses were massive structures, which were built far from the centre and close to working-class districts. Many have been abandoned or demolished. The existence of inactive building shells causes degradation of the area. Efforts, however, are being made to utilize these buildings and revitalize the area.


  • Address: 16 Kolokotroni St.


Field observation by scientific editors


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Massen V., (2015), Συνοικισμός Τερψιθέα δήμου Σταυρούπολης. Από τη ρυμοτομία του ’30 στο βιομηχανικό τοπίο του ’50, [Terpsithea neighbourhood of Stavroupoli municipality. From the 1930s urbanism to the 1950s industrial landscape], in Vitopoulou A., Karamitsou- Gerolympoy A., Tournikiotis P., (2015),,mo.mo_ 5, Η ελληνική πόλη και η πολεοδομία του μοντέρνου, [, mo.mo_, The Greek city and the urban planning of the modern] Futura, p.p. 347- 357


Traganou- Deligianni O., (1997), Βιομηχανικά κτίρια και σύνολα, [Industrial buildings and sets], in Liontis K., (1997) (ed), Αρχιτεκτονική της Θεσσαλονίκης, [Architecture in Thessaloniki] in Epta Imeres, Kathimerini, p. 20- 22