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Morpourgo- Zarntinidi Villa

Morpourgo- Zarntinidi Villa is a mansion of eclectic architecture with art nouveau elements.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1949 From the end of the civil war until 1952, it housed PIKPA breadlines.

    1952 Sold to Nikolaos Zarntinidis.

    1984 It is classified as a work of art by the Ministry of Culture.

    1997 It was a multi-art space of the Conservatory of Northern Greece until 2012.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    1906 Built.

  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

This eclectic house was designed by Vitaliano Poselli and has undergone many subsequent interventions, which affected its architectural form, especially on the facade of Thermis Street (e.g. the continuous balconies, supported by concrete pillars). The ground plan of the building is typical of the urban houses of the time, i.e. a central elongated space, around which the rooms are developed. The central facade’s marble staircase and art nouveau influences stand out, as can be seen in the embossed floral motifs of the windows and the balustrades’ design. Very interesting is also the decorative frame that runs around the perimeter of the building.

What I can't see

The first owner was Fani Uziel, wife of the executive member of Allatini Mills, Moses Morpurgo. Then, the heir Giorgos Morpurgo sold it to businessman and politician Nikolaos Zarntinidis. Today, it belongs to another private person. The gardener’s house and the garage were also located in the large garden, but were isolated after the opening of Thermis Street.


  • Address: 16 Cheronias St.
  • Postal Code : 54655


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