The attached to the Byzantine wall houses
Ano Poli (Upper Town) is a place where many refugees settled after the Asia Minor disaster and the exchange of populations. Those of them who didn't receive houses at the exchange, built their makeshift houses in the area. Sometimes, they used to "stick" to the Byzantine city wall and use it as one of the walls of their house. There was an attempt to change this urban clutter in 1996, when funds were secured in order to demolish the refugee houses and open new roads.
Following successive regulations, some houses were partially expropriated and other were demolished or abandoned, but without a radical change in the area's planning. Of the surviving refugee houses, the interesting ones are those located on Eptapyrgiou Street and westward.