Libertatia stands for libertarian, inspired by the semi-mythical liberal community of pirates around 1600. In May of 2008, the mansion was occupied and the squatters gave life to it after many years of desolation. We tried to make it sustainable and we did it. Due to its age and its architecture, this was achieved with great effort, at our own expense and help from comrades.
Libertatia squat was the target of a fascist mob on January 21th of 2018. In that day a nationalistic fervor in Thessaloniki was at its ever highest peak, with a very large demo taking place against the use of the name Macedonia for the neighboring state. Since the arson by the fascists, our decision was to repair the burnt building, continue housing our struggles and make a solid statement against fascism.