Zapyon Greek School

Zapyon Greek School

Zapyon Greek School

The historic Zapyon Greek School, which rises in all its glory on the right side as you move from Taksim Square to Sıraselviler, is one of the few Greek schools in Istanbul.

A larger building was needed when the school, which initially provided education in Tepebaşı, is later converted into an academy that trains teachers. On the current campus, which was a hospital and cemetery until 1875, the Zapyon Girls' High School was built by the merchant Konstantinos Zappas between 1883 and 1885 to meet the need for a church and school due to the enlargement of the city to this side. Additionally, Aya Triada Church was built on part of the plot. It is also known that this building served as a hospital in World War I. Today, with the decline of the Greek population, the school has a mixed style that provides education at the nursery, primary, and high school levels despite the small number of students.

This school, which was designed by Ioannis Ioannisi, one of the famous architects of the period, is among the eye-catching examples of Greek architecture with both internal and external building elements and craftsmanship. Many of the wall and ceiling decorations, sculptures, doors, and windows are original at the school, which looks like a living museum. The most valuable part of the library archive, which contains hundreds of historical books, is the Greek-language newspapers in Istanbul in the 1880s. 

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