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Uziel Quarter (Depaux)

Uziel Quarter is a veritable island and a time machine in a city of multi-storey buildings.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1927 Settlement constructed by engineer Jacque Mausse.

    1984 Listed historical settlement.

  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

These low houses with courtyards are a veritable island and a time machine in a city of multi-storey buildings. Uziel Quarter consists of 28 residences with an elevated ground floor and semi basement, and most are kept in excellent condition. The buildings are divided into two parts: a) the bottom, consisting of stone and b) the upper part, which features wooden windows and art nouveau decorations from plaster and wood, located under the roof and around the openings. Among the building’s highlights are its small gardens found in most of the houses and the signs of former tram lines on the streets, dating to interwar period.

What I can't see

The name of the settlement comes from the contractor involved in the district’s development. They were originally built to be sold as residences, which is what they became and continue to be to this day.


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

Ζafeiris Ch., (2014), Θεσσαλονίκη, η παρουσία των απόντων, η κληρονομιά Ρωμαίων, Μουσουλμάνων, Εβραίων, Ντονμέδων, Φράγκων, Αρμενίων και Σλάβων, [Thessaloniki, the presense of the absent, the heritage of Romans, Muslims, Jews, Doenme, Franks, Armenians and Slavs], Thessaloniki: Epikentro