Sismanoglio Megaro of the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul
The Sismanoglio Megaro of the Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul is situated in the middle of the Grand Rue de Pera, today’s Istiklal Street. It houses the residence of the Consul General and a range of cultural and educational activities. The history of the building epitomizes the history of the Greeks of the East, of Istanbul, of the Sismanoglou family of benefactors, of Greece and indeed of Turkey. Furthermore, in a purpose-designed and furnished section of the building, it hosts, part of the extensive book collection of the Rev. Meletios Sakulidis (1926-2009), a donation to the Consulate General. The process of digitizing and uploading of the most significant books in the collection to “Medusa” is underway. Unless otherwise stated, all uploaded items belong to the Sakoulidis collection.