Thursday, March 5, 2015

Imaret Hotel

Imaret is a historical building situated in Kavala, Greece, built by Mehmet Ali Pasha in 1817. It occupies an area of 4.500 s.m. and it was a religious and educational high profile centre that functioned throughout the 19th century until the early 20th. Since 1902 ceased to function as a seminary and it was transformed into a charitable institution till 1923, where they found shelter thousands of refugees who came this period from Asia Minor. 
In 1953 Imaret characterized by Greek government as a protected monument. 
Later in the 2000, a private company undertook the restoration of the historical building..
After four years of rehabilitation projects, the building was completely renovated, revealing not only its original architectural beauty, but also the spirit and the atmosphere of a space which offered education and hospitality.
From then until today, this masterpiece of Islamic architecture operates as a luxury hotel of unique beauty. In fact it is the first hotel in Greece that operates in a historic area.

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