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Vasilissis Olgas Avenue

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Olgas Avenue
Λεωφόρος Βασιλίσσης Όλγας
Peel Queen Olga's Street.jpg
The "Red tower" on Vasilissis Olgas Avenue
Former name(s)Hamidie Street, Exochòn (des Campagnes) Avenue
NamesakeQueen Olga of Greece
OwnerMunicipality of Thessaloniki
LocationThessaloniki, Macedonia,  Greece
FromNational Resistance Ave
(Streets) 25 Martiou, Syndika, Botsari, 28 Octovriou
ToVasileos 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.[1][2]

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.



Coordinates: 40°37′50″N 22°56′34″E / 40.6305°N 22.9429°E / 40.6305; 22.9429

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