Tripoli because of its strategic location in the heart of the Peloponnese, has sustained considerable damage in its history. This really is a tortured city. During the Ottoman Empire it was completely enclosed by a wall. Incidentally, the wall had been built by the Christians held in labour camps. After the heroic occupation on September 23, 1821 Tripoli played a leading role in the Revolution and it paid the price. In 1828 Ibrahim Pasha literally demolished the town. He left nothing standing, burning what was left to the ground. Needless to say the price paid in human lives was also hefty. Ibrahim Pasha ordered the demolition of the wall as although it was built to protect the glory of the Ottoman empire, it eventually worked in favour of the insurgent Greeks.
This magnificent building, built throughout with chiseled marble blocks, was erected in 1893. Originally it was the residence of pharmacist Gregory Dareiotis, hence the name of the street on which it is located. It belongs to the neoclassical style, Tripoli embraced this school of architecture. Architectural projects such as the Town Hall, with a reasonable […]
The villa Tourkovasili is an emblematic building of Tripoli. In a sea of lush green gardens, near the church of St. Tryphon, it exudes mystery and reveals a bygone age of glory. Tourkovasilis was a politician, an elected member of parliament and an important man in Tripoli. The vast garden of the villa, with its […]
The building of the Prefecture dominates Independence Square, it is a neoclassical masterpiece which formerly housed the National Bank. It is a two-storey, like most buildings of the 19th century and has a tiled roof. The circular square outside appears to be an extension of the building. It creates a harmonious setting along with the […]