Palia Merarchia (Old Division)

PALIA MERARCHIA (OLD DIVISION)

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Palia Merarchia (Old Division)

Photo by Giannis Giannelos

This is one of the finest buildings of Kavala. It was built in the first decade of the 20th century by the large Turkish landowner Hatzi Sikir Aga. It is a representative example of Ottoman architecture with influences from German neoclassicism. Unfluted pilasters with curved surfaces, Orientalising decorative column capitals, straight lines in combination with the curved arches of propylon gate, a drum with abstract palmettes, etc. all give the sense of a successful marrying of neoclassical and Ottoman architecture.

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