The Iliou Melathron is
considered as one of the most remarkable works of E. Ziller.
It follows the neoclassical style incorporating elements of the
Italian renaissance, such as the two balconies on the forefront that
add lightness and elegance to the building’s bulk.
Technological novelties were applied to the building, like the
ventilation system with pipes installed behind the perforated
plaster acanthus moulding which runs the ceiling of each room, the
heating system with gas and the fire protection by using
wood only in doors and windows.
The construction works were supervised by the engineer Vasileios
Drosinos, Schliemann’s personal friend.
The project cost the large amount at the time of 439.650
The inauguration of the luxurious residence was celebrated with a
grand reception on January 30, 1881.