The “Fitakis Megaron” is the first multi-storey apartment building in the city. It was built in 1926-1930, with remarkable neoclassical elements on its facades. It is a representative example of a block of flats of the Mid-War and a landmark in the architectural development of Heraklion.
It consists of the ground floor and four floors. The load-bearing of the building is made of reinforced concrete. The neoclassical external elements (architectural projections, pillars, railings and rood edges) and the openings of the facades compose a building which is unique in the city of Heraklion.
The details of the wooden external doors of the shops on the ground floor are also unique, as they are beautifully decorated with hand-made engravings. There are two large light wells inside the building. Most of the internal walls that are not load-bearing have been demolished, but the building is in a good static condition. All the above mentioned elements compose a work of art, a preservable monument.
(Author: Georgios Michalakis, owner of Fitakis Megaron).