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Villa Ottoman

Villa Ottoman is an original example of traditional Balkan architecture.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1916 Renovated.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    1885 Built.

  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

We see a three-storey house of traditional Balkan architecture, the entrance of which puts us in an inner courtyard. The recent restoration highlighted the architectural features of the house, such as the sahnisi (extension of the interior spaces) and highlights the stone and wooden elements of the building. A key characteristic of traditional building was the wooden frame filled with stones (chatmas), the interruption of the stone construction by wooden ties (khatilia) and wooden reinforced crossbars (baghdati). At the same time, the colours used are warm and earthy. At the entrance, there is an inscription with the 1919 purchase contract and a brief history of the Ano Poli (Upper Town) and its architecture in Greek, English and Turkish.

What I can't see

The respect for the original architectural style of the house is also visible from its interior, as the modern design blends harmoniously with tradition. During the Ottoman period, the house was located in the quarter inhabited mainly by Turks.


  • Address: 8 Moreas St.


Open House (2018), Villa Ottoman, OHTH


Field observation by scientific editors