Residences at 17 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street

Built in the 1930s by architect Vasileios Kouremenos, the flats at 17, Dionysiou Areopagitou Street feature motifs favoured by the French School des Beaux Arts.

Determined to prove that he could combine classical and contemporary styles without compromising aesthetic vision, Kouremenos designed a small block of modern flats that maintains a distinctive Greek identity, with columns, marble interiors and decorative mosaics with ancient themes.

Although the building was declared protected in 1988, it was nearly demolished in 2007 when it was thought to be obstructing the view of the Sacred Rock from the New Acropolis Museum. But strong local opposition saved the site, and it continues to attract a great deal of interest.

Information
Address: 17, Dionysiou Areopagitou St, Athens
Area: Athens
Transportation: Metro Red Line (2): Acropoli Station

More Architecture

Villa Galini

Poros

On the coastal road of Poros, between Mikro Neorion and Aspros Gatos (White Cat), you can see a...

ARZIA CECCOLI

Poros

During the 19th century, tuberculosis decimated young and old, rich and poor. The romantic...

Zappeion

Athens

Located next to the National Gardens, the Zappeion Mansion, or simply, ‘Zappeion’, as it is...