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Thessaloniki History Centre

Historical Research Centre in Ippodromiou Square.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1983 Founded as “Historical Archive of Thessaloniki” on July 28.

    1984 Renamed into Thessaloniki History Centre.

    1995 The building was inaugurated.

  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

It is a contemporary building with a concrete frame, granite and glass surfaces, which allows the flow of natural light. It has three floors, exhibition space, library, events space and was donated by the couple Anastasios and Ioulia Billis. At the entrance we also see the sculpture “Library” by Aristedes Patsoglou, in which human figures form the shelves of the library.

What I can't see

It is a research institute on the subject of historical research and historiography of Thessaloniki. It has historical collections and organizes exhibitions, conferences, and educational programs. Additionally, it has published both original studies and over 50 books.


  • Address: Ippodromiou Sq.
  • Postal Code : 54621
  • Phone: 2310 264668, 274167


Unsigned, (2017), Κέντρο Ιστορίας Θεσσαλονίκης (Μέγαρο Μπίλλη), [Thessaloniki History Centre (Billis Mansion)], Municipality of Thessaloniki

Last visit 7/8/2020


Kanonidis D., (2019), Μέσα στο κτίριο της Θεσσαλονίκης που φωτίζει την άγνωστη Ιστορία της, [Inside the building of Thessaloniki that enlightens her unknown History] Parallaxi,

Last visit 7/8/2020