Coordinates: 37.974212, 23.729204

Benizelos Mansion

At the Plaka area, at 96 Adrianou street, begind the tall stone wall one can find the oldest surviving house of Athens, built in the beginning of the 16th century and renovated in the end of the 17th.

It is a characteristic two-storey mansion of the period of the Turkish occupation, with a hagiati (roofed verandah) on the floor, arches at the ground floor and a spring with a well in the yard. It belonged to Angelos Benizelos, the descendant of an aristocratic family and father of Agia Philothei. Paraskevi, as was her name, after her brief marriage and widowhood, became a nun and built a monastery near her house, where today is the Archdiocese of Athens.



96 Adrianou, Plaka 105 56

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