Megali Leschi (Great Club)

MEGALI LESCHI (GREAT CLUB)

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Megali Leschi (Great Club)

Photo by Iraklis Milas

This was founded in 1910 by the Philoptochos Adelfotis Kyrion Kavalas (a women’s charity for the poor) in order to house the Club for the Greek Community of Kavala. From an architectural perspective, the Megali Leschi (Great Club) is one of the most exceptional examples of Austrian baroque in Europe and some believe that it imitates part of the Vienna Concert Hall (Musikverein).

The building has been renovated by the Municipality of Kavala, promoting its architectural virtues and adapting it to cultural uses. The building’s architecture is in the spirit of that time, which wove together the desire to display power and wealth with a sense of national pride in the ancient Greek traditions.

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12 Kyprou St
65403 Kavala

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