Vasilissis Olgas Avenue
Λεωφόρος Βασιλίσσης Όλγας
The "Red tower" on Vasilissis Olgas Avenue
|Former name(s)||Hamidie Street, Exochòn (des Campagnes) Avenue|
|Namesake||Queen Olga of Greece|
|Owner||Municipality of Thessaloniki|
|Location||Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece|
|From||National Resistance Ave|
|(Streets) 25 Martiou, Syndika, Botsari, 28 Octovriou|
|To||Vasileos Georgiou Ave|
Vasilissis Olgas Avenue (Greek: Λεωφόρος Βασιλίσσης Όλγας) is an avenue in Thessaloniki, Greece. The avenue stretches from Ethnikis Antistaseos (National Resistance) Avenue in the east, to Vasileos Georgiou Avenue.
The street dates to the late 19th century.
The White Tower was marking the end of the old city of Thessaloniki and Exochòn (des Campagnes) Street (the old name of the street) was leading to the area of "Exoches" (Εξοχές, meaning countryside), where many wealthy citizens of Thessaloniki had their mansions or summer villas.
Many of them survive until today like Villa Bianca, Villa Mehmet Kapanci, Villa Modiano, Villa Mordoch, Villa Allatini, Hatzilazarou/Siaga Mansion, Villa Tzeborga/Salem (the old Italian consulate), Villa Nechama, Château Mon Bonheur (often called Red Tower) and others.
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