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Municipal Centre of Music and Dance of Thessaloniki/ Petridis Villa

Petridis Villa is an eclectic building of the early 20th century and houses the Municipal Centre of Music and Dance.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1984 Listed as a piece of art and needs special protection.

    2014 The restoration was completed.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    1896 Constructed. Many experts claim that it was built between 1900-1910.

  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 building of the early 20th century with its many reliefs on its façades houses the Thessaloniki Municipal Centre of Music and Dance. The main façade has a tripartite arrangement, and the windows have simple linear frames. Visitors have the opportunity to come into contact with these arts through various activities. From the original decoration, comprised of symbols of the Bulgarian nation, the only remaining traces are the lion heads and a female figure crowning heroes.

What I can't see

The house was owned by the Petrides family until 1969 when it became property of the municipality of Thessaloniki. Although having been listed since many years as a building to be preserved, it had been left to its luck and had housed a transport office, a warehouse and homeless people. The first restoration phase (2006-2009), which was stopped abruptly, was intended to transform the building into a photography and poster museum. Today though, the restoration has been completed. Initially, it was meant to host the comic museum, but today it appears on the cultural map of the city as an educational centre for music and dance. The first owner was the Bulgarian merchant Christos Hatzis, who wanted to host Bulgarian officials. Eventually, the wars did not allow him to remain the owner and it passed into the hands of the Greek Nikolaos Petridis.


  • Address: Anagenniseos & Kazantzaki St.


Vraka E., (2014), Το στολίδι της Δυτικής εισόδου ανασαίνει, [The jewel of the Western entrance breaths], Parallaxi,

Last visit: 10/9/2015


Zafeiris Ch. (1997), Θεσσαλονίκης Εγκόλπιον, ιστορία, πολιτισμός, η πόλη σήμερα, γεύσεις, μουσεία, μνημεία, διαδρομές, [Thessaloniki Handbook, history, culture, the city today, flavours, museums, routes], Athens: Exantas


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


Tzimou K., (2016), Η Βίλλα Πετρίδη αποκτά χρήση και ανοίγει τις πόρτες της, [Petridis Villa gets a use and opens its doors], in Parallaxi,

Last visit21/12/2016