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Old 03-05-2006, 04:23 PM
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http://www.presidency.gr/en/topo8esia.htm

this is the former palace in Athens.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:10 PM
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The royal family used to own many palaces in Athens,Tatoi,Salonica and the island of Corfu.In 1974 a referendum abolished the monarchy and ever since the palace in Athens became the presidential palace,the Tatoi palace was left to ruin.The ones in Salonica and Corfu were given to the municipalities.Those pictures are from the palace in Tatoi after the European Court of Human Rights compensated the royal family and gave the whole royal family to the Greek state.
Salonica? The royal family had a palace in Salonica? Whereabouts?
I am aware only of the present Presidential mansion, Tatoi, and Mon-Repos in Corfu
Is it a building used by the municipality of Thessaloniki?
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:14 PM
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i believe there is also in Salonica.it was constructed just before the family fled abroad in 1967.I dont know the exact location but i do know that it has an awesome view.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:18 PM
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i believe there is also in Salonica.it was constructed just before the family fled abroad in 1967.I dont know the exact location but i do know that it has an awesome view.
Wow!It's the first time I here about this one! i would be very interested in seeing it, but I suppose that even if it is still used, the greek authorities will not rather popularise that it was a building built by and for the royal family
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:28 PM
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There is also another palace in Palaio Psychico.Rumors say Constantine bought it recently and he will reside there soon.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:32 PM
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There is also another palace in Palaio Psychico.Rumors say Constantine bought it recently and he will reside there soon.
I know, the one he and Sofia were born and where they used to live before he became a Crown Prince
But i thought that one is still used as an embassy
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:42 PM
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Never been used.It was left to ruin but recently there are restorations and major works.
The tatoi:http://www.pbase.com/dead_poet/tatoi_estate

This is the Mon Repos :
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:56 PM
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Never been used.It was left to ruin but recently there are restorations and major works.
The tatoi:http://www.pbase.com/dead_poet/tatoi_estate

This is the Mon Repos :
these pictures are really depressing
why can't they be a bit humane, as the Yugoslavians or the Romanians, to give them nack to Constantine, or at least slightly smart and keep them in a good condition? whether the authorities like it or not, these buildings are a part of greek history and heritage
it's similar to leaving an ancient temple or a church untreated
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:03 PM
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Actually the whole property now belongs to the state.The tatoi is being restored.
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:49 PM
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Having lived in Greece for so many years and being a Greek originally, I bet there is not one chance in a million that the state is giving money for improving the condition of anything that is related to monarchy
I thought that the resent conservative government is rather innovative with regard to some topics, but if they really do such a thing I will be deeply surprised
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As I 've heard in ALTER,Minister Souflias has signed the restoration Fund!Have I heard wrong??
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:27 PM
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Has he? That is great news then indeed!
Congs to whoever took this decision! It was time
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:09 AM
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As I 've heard in ALTER,Minister Souflias has signed the restoration Fund!Have I heard wrong??
you have heard correctly!the palace and many other buildings will be restored
and the public will have the right to visit the royal estate which is vast,about 200 000 acres of land.The palace will be used for accomodating foreign leaders or cultural events.In one of the pictures i have posted you can see a building being restored.
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:43 AM
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The row of future visitors should be limited!There are many dangers to be avoided!!Fire of forrest,damages on expesive and unique items.Iwould suggest the citadel to be opened few hours per day for the public ...

Some kiosks and some wooden tables that are ruining the landscape should be removed IMMEDIATELLY
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Old 03-11-2006, 03:08 PM
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They should have nationalized the palace so the state could get funding from the international agencies to preserve them. They are part of the nation's history much like the homes of famous writers, painters, heroes etc. The above one does not strike me as much of a palace but of a stately manor or Villa.

Daytona, when I come back much later I'll see if I can find for you the floor plans or sketches if I can find who was the architect that designed it.
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I found this:
http://users.cyberone.com.au/clardo/...n-17773914.jpg

http://www.ellinikietairia.gr/media/articles/Tatoi.jpg

http://www.ellinikietairia.gr/media/...atoi_karta.jpg

Anyone can translate the title?

I did a quick search, no luck with floor plans or sketches
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Old 03-11-2006, 07:14 PM
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Whow!!!

They are cool and also have brilliant ideas!!"The Tatoi Chronical"a two volume book describing every inch of Tatoi Estate and it's History!Amazing!
Of cource I've red the French translation ,(because French is my native language)but as I've heard in Greek is better!!I would suggest everybody to buy it!!
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:25 PM
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Here is the picture I made a scan off and turned into a poster (I took it to Kinko's, faster cheaper that postage and handling):

Nero's Palace as imagined by Fisher von Erlach
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By the way, how do you pronounce Tatoi? I heard it was pronounced "tatee"
can anyone give me a hand with pronunciation?, thanx in advance.
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By the way, how do you pronounce Tatoi? I heard it was pronounced "tatee"
can anyone give me a hand with pronunciation?, thanx in advance.
Tatoe.Not tatee
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