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Terkenlis House

Terkenlis House is an eclectic mansion opposite the Church of Hagia Sophia.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1925 Built.

  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 Terkenlis-Dimitriadis house, on the ground floor of which today houses “Terkenlis”, one of the most famous pastry shops in the country, is an eclectic building with neoclassical and romantic influences, along with unique architectural elements and volume flexibility. The original study included a third floor, which was not implemented in its entirety, but only the parts of the projections on the two facades. This results in the volumes not being harmonious. The balconies differ on the two floors and the most interesting element is the curved corner. The openings have relief decoration. The openings of the projections have small partitions, which emphasize the vertical axis of the projections. These openings are arched on the top floor.

What I can't see

The house was built by the architects Eli Hasid Fernades and Ioannis Playber on behalf of Asher Israel. For many years, the “Achilleas” pastry shop was housed on the ground floor and was also a meeting point for the city’s writers, while the upper floors functioned as residences.


  • Address: Ermou & Agias Sophias St.


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