The Municipality of Haidari is expected to proceed with restoration works, transforming the Palataki Tower into a new historical and cultural destination.
Palataki is a jewel that most researchers attribute to German architect Ernst Ziller, inspirer and shaper of the Athenian neoclassicism. It was built in the middle of the 19th century and resembles a fortress with its architectural elements including ramparts, corner towers and narrow windows.
"We aspire to create in Haidari a reference point for the arts and culture, with radiation that will exceed the boundaries of the Municipality,” said Haidari Mayor Vangelis Ntiniakos.
The municipality has secured €3 million from the National Strategic Reference Framework that will be allocated for the restoration and re-use of three listed buildings: the Palataki tower, the Nikolaos Gyzis building and the Stables (today houses the ‘Istoriko’ cafe).
The project foresees the restoration of the three building as well as the upgrade of their electrical and mechanical infrastructure.
The location of Palataki is also known for the Battle of Haidari that was held there in 1826, as part of the Greek War of Independence.