Ahmed Kapatzi Villa*

Ahmed Kapatzi Villa*

At 105 Vassilissis Olgas Street. Ahmed Kapatzi, cousin of Mehmet, was also a rich entrepreneur. The property erected in 1905 was worth approximately 30,000 gold sovereigns. In contrast to his cousin who was forced to emigrate to Turkey in the population exchange, Ahmed Kapatzi was recognized as a Serbian citizen and died at his home, part of which, however, had been commandeered to house refugee families from Asia Minor. In 1938 it was bought by the Red Cross and housed its services. It was used by the German services during the Occupation and then by NATO. In 1997 it became the seat of the Cultural Capital Organisation.