it is September of the1900’s. On a plot of New Faliro is placed a sign announcing a building construction. A hotel was about to be erected. On June 1, ocf 1903, the “Great Hotel Aktaion” was inaugurated.
In a large area and at a cost of 2,500,000 drachmas (an exorbitant amount of money for that time) the new four-storey hotel in Faliron district was to be a reference point for the elite of the time.
The construction of the hotel of Attica was entrusted to the architect Panos Karathanasopoulos who was a student of Ernest Chiller and the result was a real architectural marvel. It is characteristic that throughout its construction the king himself and other members of the Royal Family visited the construction site.