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Diagora | Διαγόρα, Athens 116 36, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Odd place because there are no really old grave sites to be found in any obvious places. Most are from the last 100 years. Still a nice, peaceful place to get away from the Athens crowds to contemplate life and death. Mostly there are crypts...More

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love visiti4ng the old cemeteries but this one didn't measure up. Interesting, but not a lot of the really old sites we love, the ones with the unique headstones and super old dates. We walked over there and I don't think I'd spend the...More

Thank Dmctimm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly the 1st cemetery in Athens is a place, anyone should visit. There are not only famous "residents" such as Vougiouklaki, Kolokotrinis, Schliman or seferis but also neoclassical statues and funerary monuments with remarkable beauty.

Thank betty g
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got to see a funeral procession with professional pallbearers. Excellent attraction. worth a trip. 5 euros by cab from almost any central Athens location

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Is what I thought after our visit. Look at what people did (and spent!) for those they loved and admired. If you've never thought of visit a cemetery, you've missed out. I was fortunate enough to visit with an Athenian whose family has a gravesite...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The first cemetery of Athens might not be top of your sightseeing list, but it certainly worth a visit, especially if you want a peaceful break from the frantic traffic of the city, and want to learn about Greek customs regarding death (cremation has only...More

1  Thank apars0n
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

It’s very close to the center. Beautiful, green, covered with trees and plants and full of birds. There are some nice monumental graves if famous people.

2  Thank Altug71
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My partner visited Greece recently, and I decided to show him the First Cemetery of Athens. You might think it's a tad grim to take my partner to a cemetery, but trust me, if you're in Athens and you love architecture or just love visiting...More

1  Thank Lara B
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The architecture of the graves is brilliant. Sculptures are so beautiful. A lot of famous people of Greece are there. It is not far from the centre and you can visit it until late afternoon.

Thank George T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I was expecting super old and didn't get it. I believe it was established in the mid 1800's. Learned a bunch regarding Greek death practices. Fascinated by the sculptures. It's a must see.

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The elongated Panathenaic Stadium, built for the first
modern Olympic Games in 1896, acts as grand gateway to
the otherwise purely Athenian neighborhood of
Pangrati. This area of typical small squares, busy
main roads and residential streets will give you a
clear sense of what living in this metropolis is like.
A walk up quiet Markou Mousourou Street on the west
side of the stadium will bring you past the First
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Response from George T | Reviewed this property |
I think not, but there are many outstanding personalities buried there and some very nice sculptures