new Metropolis Administration Building has been reconstructed on
the same lot that stood the older building prior to the 1953 earthquakes.
The plans were drawn by Mr. Takis Pavlatos, a civil engineer known
for his remarkable contribution to the Church and the island. For
years he has provided free services for the construction of churches,
the bell towers at St. Gerasimos Church and many other projects.
The army contributed as well to the construction by giving plenty
of the quality materials necessary.
The entrance hall is decorated with an impressive
Cross. This is the area that hosts the recent addition of the Internet
The Metropolitan's Office is spacious and simply furnished. Over
his office there is an impressive icon of the three Ionian Saints:
St. Spyridon of Kerkyra, St. Dionysios of Zakynthos, and, St. Gerasimos
The walls are decorated with framed photographs of his benefactors;
Archbishops Panteleeimon Papageorgiou of Thessaloniki, Crysostomos
Tavladorakis of Pireaus and Serafim of Athens as well as a photograph
of the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Christodoulos.
Administration Offices are spacious and clean. These include the
Office of Chancellor, The Secretariat, Information Systems, Accounting
and the Office of Marriages. These Offices service the faithful
public and the clergy on a number of matters. The Metropolis Administration
and the Metropolitan's team is presented elsewhere in these web
Next to the Metropolitan's Office there is an impressive dining
room decorated with antiques.
The wooden staircase in the entrance hall leads to the second floor
where the Metropolis large Reception Hall, tastefully but otherwise
simply furnished, is located. The Hall is used by the Metropolitan
to receive officials, the faithful and the clergy on significant
holidays and his Name Day. The three adjacent rooms are guest quarters
made available to visiting bishops should they wish to use them.
The Metropolitan's quarters are located on the other side and over
the Administration Offices and include a living room and 3 bedrooms.
In this short description of the Metropolis Building, it should
be noted that the surrounding grounds are quite spacious as well.