Then & Now - Royal Institute Mohamed Ali

The house of Mohamed Ali Pasha in his city of birth of Kavala is a typical example of Ottoman houses of the 18th century and one of the few fine examples in Greece. The house has two (2) floors and is separated into the selamlik (men’s quarters) and the haremlik (women’s quarters). Mohamed Ali lived in that house until the age of 30 when he departed to Egypt. The house is now a museum which can be visited.

The equestrian statue of Mohamed Ali in the square next to the house was done by the Greek sculptor Dimitriadis and was a gift from the Greek communities of Egypt to Mohamed Ali’s birthplace and was inaugurated in 1949 in the presence of Prince Amr Ibrahim, representing King Farouk Ist.