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Tramways and Electricity Company Buildings

Initially, the buildings used to be stables of the horse-driven tram, depots and offices.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1957 The last tram route was held with an employee at the front holding a white flag.

    2001 Buildings were listed.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    Constructed at the end of the 19th century by the Belgian Tramways Company.

    1908 Trams became electrically driven.

  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

These buildings were the depot of Thessaloniki’s Tram. The building of the Belgian Tramways and Electricity Company stands out and was designed by Italian Architect Pietro Arrigoni.

What I can't see

Initially, they used to be stables of the horse-driven tram, depots and offices. The French technicians named the facilities “Depot” (warehouse) resulting in the surrounding area to be named as such. The tram was abolished after the Second World War, at a time when top priority was given to the car. Until 2013, the motorised unit of the police was housed here. Today, the intention is to build a school unit here in case the buildings are unlisted due to danger of collapsing. There are however discussions about the coexistence of the listed buildings and the expansion of the adjacent school unit.


  • Address: Vas. Olgas Av. & Dimitrakopoulou St.



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Mallidou L., (2014), Κτίρια Τροχιοδρόμων Θεσσαλονίκης, Β. Όλγας, [Buildings of Tramways of Thessaloniki, Vas. Olgas], Thessaloniki Arts and Culture,

Κτίρια Τροχιοδρόμων Θεσσαλονίκης, Β. Όλγας

Last visit: 6/10/2015