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Greek royal palaces & residences
« on: December 13, 2004, 04:16:49 AM »

In the website  http://www.fbarnard.org.uk/greece/greek.htm

There are some photos of the Greek Royal Palaces (The old Palace, now Parliament, the New Palace, now Presidential Palace, and Tatoi, a summer residence, near Athens.




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Re: Greek royal palaces & residences
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2004, 04:23:03 AM »
This is the official website of the Greek Presidency, and there is a section on the New Royal Palace, with some small photos and something which looks like a plan.


http://www.presidency.gr/

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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004, 12:50:05 PM »
For those in England,  at 7pm Channel 5 has a programme on about King Constantine - the King Who Lost His Throne [how terribly original of them]
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2004, 05:31:08 AM »
I watched that.  I thought that he came over quite well - Ann-Marie seems lovely.
It was quite interesting to see Tatoi in the flesh, so to speak.  I missed a bit because my partner insisted on talking; did he receive financial compensation for Tatoi from the Greek govt?  Did he donate the money to something?
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Re: Greek royal palaces & residences
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2005, 09:18:09 AM »
Here is a photo I found of Tatoi from 1941


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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2005, 10:36:56 AM »
It doesn't look that large.  More like a villa than a palace...
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Re: Greek royal palaces & residences
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2005, 11:18:18 AM »
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It doesn't look that large. áMore like a villa than a palace...


The palaces weren't large at all. Apparently when Sophie married Constantine, they had to farm out various royals and their suites in grand houses all over Athens.
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2005, 11:26:25 AM »
It has a nice look to it all the same.  Perhaps not architecturally showy, but a pleasant aspect for a country house....
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2005, 07:36:05 PM »
The Nicholas Palace, home of Prince Nicholas and Grand Duchess Helen wladimirovna, remains standing in Athens and is owned by the Italian government and houses that country's embassy.

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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2005, 05:29:27 AM »
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The Nicholas Palace, home of Prince Nicholas and Grand Duchess Helen wladimirovna, remains standing in Athens and is owned by the Italian government and houses that country's embassy.

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That's interesting.  Must see if there are images of it.  Thanks Arturo
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Re: Greek royal palaces & residences
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2005, 06:01:21 PM »
The Nicholas Palace, now the Italian Embassy in Athens:

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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2005, 03:40:07 AM »
That is a very attractive building.
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Re: Greek royal palaces & residences
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2005, 01:34:38 PM »
that photo of tatoi is very out dated in freddie's book she talked about it saying it was badly dameged during WWII and was rebuillt it now looks nothing like the photo Tatoi is now a nature park the greek government said they had given it to the public but the eastait is out of bouns to the people an has been abandond for decades it has really been left to ruit it looks sad to see it now. the had other palaces the first was built for king othon and is now the greek parlement ( it has not been used as a palace since othon). the royal palace in Athens is now the presedents residence. paul and freddie had a villa in psyciko i (think thats the name) it is now the italian embasy there was a hunting lodge some were also. they had a holiday home called Mon ripos on corfu which the major asked the islanders to storm it in 1994 most of its contence was stollen its now a musem. Freddie had to villas buillt for her one on rodes the other on zante she allso asked the government for and was given a monastrie some were.
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Re: Greek royal palaces & residences
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2005, 08:59:48 AM »
The Nicholas Palace was built for Helen and Nicholas as a present from Tsar Nicholas II.  after the family left Greece in 1917 it was rented out to a hotel as an annex and then later on the fmaily reoccupied it, eventually selling it to the Italian government.  I was there last june and it is in great condition.

Tatoi is in high state of disrepair, sadly.

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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2005, 10:19:22 AM »
oh yes the nickolaos palace thats what i ment i dont no what has become psyciko now