Benizelos Mansion

Benizelos Mansion
At the area of Plaka, at 96 Adrianou street, behind the tall stone fence is the oldest surviving house in the Athens, built in the beginning of the 16th century and renovated in the end of the 17th, the Benizelos Mansion. It is a characteristic two-storied mansion of the period of the Turkish occupation, with a hagiati (roofed verandah) on the floor, arches on the ground floor and interior yard with a well, spring and olive press. It belonged to Angelos Benizelos, the descendant of an aristocratic family and father of Agia Filothei. 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.
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