The Landmark "Sapountzis" is an important historical building, with valuable and rare aesthetic and morphological characteristics. Located in growing area "Perigiali", the most eastern and the most beautiful area of Municipality of Kavala, a seaside city block and just 40 meters from the beach and the picturesque harbor area. It is a remarkable property that preserves the historical and cultural physiognomy of the city of Kavala, and the size, architecture and dominant position, makes a point of reference for the region.
The plot, total area of 3,500 sq.m., is located in the coastal block Γ629Β in "Perigiali" of Kavala. From the Northwest there is an access to the "Amerikanikos Erythros Stavros" road that connects the center of city to the eastern exit to Xanthi.
The location of the property in
The premises of the property built by No. 188/60 Building Permit in order to accommodate the business activities of homonym company. Due to its long and significant historical heritage, which proudly bears the Landmark "Sapountzis", found and declared as listed by No. 4258/27-6-06 according to the decision of Minister of Macedonia and Thrace, which was published in the newspaper of government.
After the puchase of the building from the company LEON ATEBE, there was revised building permit and change of use of the building
Elements of the building
The building has a great construction, both architecturally and spatially, with highly aesthetic and morphological characteristics. The exterior walls are constructed of masonry obvious aesthetic value, while the unique architectural style is indicative of the use and historical moment when built. The total coverage is formed in four-level floors, with total area 6,000 sq.m. and is offered for comfortable business, tourist, cultural and alternative activities.
The official designation of the building as "landmark", the bearing preservation of its historical tobacco era, the preservation of the historical profiling, morphological and architectural features; makes a great tourist attraction associated with the contemporary cultural and historical heritage of Kavala.
The landmark building dominates the area because of its location, size and morphology. "Perigiali" is characterized by low buildings, traditional architecture and thin build. Thus, the dominant place of the building in the region and historical character, makes point for reference and guidance to communicate widely and identify as attraction for any visitor to the city looking for historical and cultural heritage of Kavala.
The area of "Perigiali" is characterized by: 1. The minimum distance from the center of Kavala, which is associated with permanent urban bus service. 2. The minimum distance from the axis of Egnatia autobahn. 3. The port of "Sfageia", which is one of the jewels of the city, with particularly graphics features and tourist facilities including restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and other shops next to the sea. 4. The beach of "Perigiali", with crystal blue water, which is ideal for seaside pleasures. 5. Sports facilities including the National Stadium, the closed
swimming pool and small football fields (5x5). 6. Other infrastructure that the region has are: gas stations, mini markets and other stores. All these are both in direct distance from the center of Kavala, as and without the time and transportation cost, as the area is not characterized by either load or transport and pollution.
Moreover, the infrastructure of the region of Kavala includes: 1) The international airport “Megas Alexandros” of Chrysoupoli, just 20 minutes from the city center.
During the summer season charter flights out across Europe and to a large number of Greek and foreign destinations. 2) The commercial law ports of Karvali, Kavala and Peramos. 3) The small harbors for private use of Perigiali,N.Peramos. 4) Direct and frequent public transport bus routes in all directions from and to the center of Kavala. 5) Direct maritime links with all the Northern Aegean islands, and farther destinations (Piraues, Crete) 6) General and wider tourism infrastructure such as tourist information centers, hospitals, road infrastructure, sports centers
Kavala from the top
Prospects for Exploitation of Property As mentioned above, the building was originally built to house the business activities of the company “Sapountzis”. The spatial position east of the city of Kavala, near the sea, mainly due to the need to provide easy access to masses of workers. Today, after years of cessation of the business in the building, this position offers valuable features of great importance to alternative uses of the property as described below: i)The area of Perigiali recently joined the City Plan. The integration of the area in the city is expected to significantly upgrade the area, both residential and infrastructurally.
ii) In addition, the city's urban expansion to the region of Perigiali is expected to shift the center of urban activities with it and develop it further in any direction.
i. The impending move of the center of town will bring the property even closer to urban activities and will further enhance the value, functionality and attractiveness ii. . It is noted that the forthcoming residential development of “Perigiali” will not affect the dominance of the building, the City Plan for the area retains the character of the low and traditional buildings and prohibits the construction of buildings in this iii. . The plot of Landmark “Sapountzis” is very close to the east coast city, the beach shore, a beautiful beach with crystal clear waters and extensive infrastructure to support tourism development in the region. The beach of Perigiali is 1,200 meters in length and is sufficient to accommodate the numerous bathers and visitors who enjoy it through the summer iv. . The boundaries of the land are just 40 meters from the beach and the distance from the picturesque harbor, the traditional restaurants and other tourist infrastructure in the area do not exceed 100 meters. The investment outlook which is offered in the listed property "Sapountzis" is further strengthened by the current legal investment framework, as evidenced by the Development Law 3299/04. Under this law, the investment in the establishment of Hotel Units 4 and 5 star is supported by 55% from public funding and relates to building operations, buying hotels and other equipment and costs of the total property. Suggested uses The particular location and the building characteristics make it ideal among other uses
Hotel unit, easily making a conference center.
. Nursing home with multiple living areas for hospitality, healthcare and entertainment for elderly people
. Center for rehabilitation of sanitary interest
Regional Perspectives of Greater Region (
The dominant and central location of the county and the wider tourism, economic and social infrastructure available to it, strengthen its tourist potential and make it the main beneficiary of the surplus of the tourist traffic which is about to come from both developing neighboring Balkan countries as and the traditional tourist markets of the western world.
Beach of “Perigiali”
The prefecture of Kavala has high touristm opportunities and infrastructure for both sea and mountain vacations and tourism with historical and cultural character. Reference only, important elements of the tourism potential of the prefecture are the ancient and early Christian site of Philippi, the old town of Kavala, the Venetian Fortress and the Arches, the Mount Paggaio and its picturesque villages, the beautiful and crowded beaches, the island Thassos, the beautiful river Nestos and its rich plain, historical monasteries and shrines, various cultural, scientific and historical events and the endless natural beauty with which they are gifted. From the above data, with security and safety both in the region of Kavala and specifically in the listed property "Sapountzis" in Perigiali Kavala, there is presented a great investment opportunity which will enable both to exploit the historic, aesthetic and geographic character and dynamic property, as to exploit and absorb the tourism of the region.