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First Cemetery of Athens

Diagora | Διαγόρα, Athens 116 36, Greece
+30 21 0922 1621
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Diagora | Διαγόρα, Athens 116 36, Greece
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Established in 1837 not more than 15 hectares and with 655 listed monuments, mostly marble sculpted or clad. It is a town in itself like all sizable cemeteries, a venerable necropolis reflecting the society, the mores and the institutions, the predilections, the taboos and the...More

1  Thank Bardangas
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

We spent a couple of hours looking at the amazing sculptures as well as the people buried there. Among the first, we were impressed by the imposing towering monument of Heinrich Schliemann, the famous German archaeologist, in the form of a Greek temple with scenes...More

Thank terry2017782
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The first cemetery is a great place for a tranquil stroll or reading a book. We were, aside from a funeral going on, resulting in wonderful chanting emanating from the church and filling the air along with the scent of jasmine, all alone. Lovers of...More

Thank Bram C
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

A hidden jem in the center of Athens. The first cemetary of Athens is a unique outdoor sculpture gallery. Some of the most famous politicians, benefactors and war heros are buried there, in memorials that are unique artworks. Unfortunately there isn't yet a guide online...More

2  Thank Tatiana P
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

A walk through here is so interesting. Overgrown and neglected in places the true beauty of this cemetery lies in the ornate tombs and monuments that are tucked into niches throughout the grounds. It is definitely fascinating and a reprieve from the tourist filled hustle...More

1  Thank Zosia B
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modern Olympic Games in 1896, acts as grand gateway to
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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
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