1918, Neo Faliro suburb of Athens near Piraeus
The park of Kefalari in Kifissia, a northern suburb of Athens
1941, a northern suburb of Athens
The Acropolis viewed in the latter part of the 19th century
The Acropolis viewed in the latter part of the 19th century
This hotel near Athens does not exist anymore
This palatial mansion on El. Venizelou Avenue was built by Ernst Ziller in 1878-79 for Heinrich Schliemann, the discoverer of Troy and of Mycenaean culture, and his Greek wife Sophia. Its name, Ilíou Mélathron (‘Palace of Ilion’), commemorated the excavation of Troy. Along the front of the building is a two-loggia with columns of Pentelic marble, with paintings in the vaulting. There are also wall paintings in the interior. In the little garden to the left is a copy of Phidias’ ‘Wounded Amazon’.
The house was occupied until recently by the Areopagos, the Supreme Court of Appeal.
The Numismatic Museum of Athens is housed here. The collection includes that assembled by Schliemann. Collections are arranged by subject depicted on the coins, by city state and by chronology. Emphasis is given to coinage of Alexander the Great and the Corycian Caves.
image courtesy of Marie Anne Marandet