Monday, October 19, 2015

The Tatoi Royal Estate was once the summer retreat of King George and Queen Olga, before being converted into the Greek Royal family’s permanent residence in 1948 until 1974, when monarchy was abolished. Today, the Tatoi Estate belongs to the Greek State and is home to 40 historical buildings scattered among the estate’s forests and lush fields. A project to revamp the estate has been put forward.

The goal is to bring life to the estate once again, by reopening its venues, changing the use of some buildings, (i.e. a museum), centres for environmental education and research, a conference hall, while at the same time regenerate the vineyards, the olive groves, the dairy farm, the winery, the oil mill, the livery stable and of course the biking and trekking routes. 

The scenery is of exquisite beauty; dense forests overgrown with Aleppo pine trees, tall cypresses, poplars, plane trees and citrus trees among others adorn the Tatoi estate, which is currently protected by the Natura 2000 network.
As for the architecture, the palace was an elegant two-storey building with charming terraces and a tiled roof that was once adorned by an ornate cornice.

Greek News Agenda: Athens Flying Week in Tatoi