In the early 50s, after two world and one civil war, the Greek state was effectively bankrupt. On that basis, the government decided to initiate the ambitious Xenia project; a nationwide hotel construction programme aimed at creating accommodation infrastructure for the development of a tourist industry to contribute in rebooting the economy.

In 2019, art director Nikos Georgópoulos and photographer Polly Brown travelled back in time to create an ambitious fictional image series about the once glorious, now abandoned Xenia Hotels.