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Kyrtsi Han

Kyrtsi Han is a hotel of the Ottoman period that has been transformed into a cultural multi-space.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    1868 It was built as an inn, owned by Kyrtsis.

    1910 Until about then it belonged to David-Isaac Bensusan and then to Abdurahman Tafik Bey.

  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 is one of the few examples of neoclassical architecture in the city and, together with the adjacent buildings, constitutes an inseparable architectural unit. The horizontal and linear arrangement of the floor’s rooms proves its operation as an inn. During the subsequent uses of the building, commercial shops operated on the ground floor. Its most interesting architectural features are the balcony with its ornate balustrades and the crowning of the central part with a pediment.

What I can't see

It survived the fire of 1917 and has changed many uses and owners. Today, it is a well-known venue for entertainment and artistic activities in the city. In the centre of the building’s floor plan and opposite the entrance with the ornate exterior door, was the staircase.


  • Address: 5 Edessis St.


Open House Thessaloniki, (2017), Kyrtsi Inn, ΟΗΤΗ


Open House Thessaloniki, (2018), Kyrtsi Inn, ΟΗΤΗ


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