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Oct 21, 2019
Philellinon Square

Philellinon Square

An obelisk was erected in 1903 in the centre of the square in honor of the French Philhellenes (Maison, Fabvier and De Rigny) who fell during the Greek Independence war. Their names are found in the inscription on the base of the monument.

St. George’s Cathedral

St. George’s Cathedral

Metropolitan Church of Aghios Georgios.

One of the oldest and most important churches in the city. Built at the beginning of the 16th century, it was converted into a mosque by Turks, into a church again by Venetians and during the 2nd Turkish Occupation it became a mosque once more. Since 1822 it is an Orthodox Church. The paintings in western style date from the beginning of the 18th century.

War Museum

War Museum

The first Greek Military Academy was housed in this two-storey neoclassical building from 1828 until 1834. Since 1988 it houses the War Museum with collections (documents, weapons, maps) from the Greek Independence War until the 2nd World War.

The Customs

The Customs

It was built in the mid-19th century by architect Stamatios Kleanthis. It is simple, rectangular, with symmetrical entrances and windows according to the neo-classical style.

City Hall

City Hall

A 19th century neo-classical building that housed the first High school of Greece in 1833. It was renovated in 1992 and since then it houses the City Hall.