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Helyssia Hotel

Helyssia Hotel is an eclectic building of the interwar period.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1924 Built.

    1930 Converted into a hotel.

    1983 Listed.

  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

The Helyssia Hotel is of eclectic architecture, has intense decoration in the upper part, including floral motifs, medallions, keys and capitals, and the building has horizontal and vertical axes. The two lateral vertical axes have one opening per floor, while the central one has a curved shape (a characteristic of the architect Max Rubens) and rows of openings. The original building reached up to the cornice of the third floor. The last floor is a later addition, where also 4 columns with capitals end.

What I can't see

It was originally built as an apartment building and was called Nestorio Mansion, as can be seen from the inscription at the entrance. Later, it was converted into a hotel. During World War II, it was commandeered and functioned as the headquarters of the Greek Nazi collaborators. Today, only the ornate staircase survives from its interior.


  • Address: 24 Egnatia St.


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Kolonas V., (2015), Εκατό χρόνια φιλοξενίας, Τα ξενοδοχεία της Θεσσαλονίκης (1914- 2014), [A hundred years of hospitality, the hotels of Thessaloniki (1914- 2014), Thessaloniki: University Studio Press


Kolonas V., (2012), Η αρχιτεκτονική μιας εκατονταετίας: Θεσσαλονίκη 1912-2012, [The architecture of a century: Thessaloniki 1912-2012] University Studio Press


Fragkoudi Ch., (2017), Ξενοδοχείο Ηλύσια, [Helyssia Hotel] in Thessarchitecture,

Last visit 27/4/2024