First Cemetery of Athens

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First Cemetery of Athens Reviews

Johnpro Johnpro
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Amazing sculptures !!! Jan 01, 2013
History :

Athens 1st Cemetery or Municipal Cemetery, is a peaceful spot in the city .

There are many interesting tombs and some are real works of art in their own right. Locals tending the graves often make this a family outing and it is not unusual to find small groups of people having a picnic in the cemetery.

The cemetery is a very large and very well maintained area deserving a walk or more . Cremation is not allowed by the Greek Orthodox Church. You are only allowed three years in your grave then they dig you up and put your bones in an ossuary to make room for the next guy. Unless you have your own mausoleum that is.

Many famous people are buried in the First Cemetery of Athens. You will find a lot of mausoleums from people who played a significant role in the history of Greece. Many politicians , generals , actors , singers , archbishops and of course many habitants not famous from Athens have a peaceful place there . The grave of Melina Mercouri is near the entrance of the cemetery and of course the most important (famous) Greeks are in the begging of the cemetery and to the left up side .

Useful Links : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Cemetery_of_Athens

What around : Zappeion Garden (National Garden), Temple of Olympian Zeus , Panathinaikon Stadium , Syntagma , Greek Parliament , Acropolis .

How to go : Just 500 meters away from Temple of Olympian Zeus! Just walk :)

Tips : Is a good place for photographers and for the peoples of art . Is not a place to have some fun and you must respect all the area and the peoples ! Also you must have proper clothes and not a big group of peoples !!!

Opening hours and tickets :

Summer : sunrise until sunset

Winter : sunrise until sunset

Ticket : Not ticket entrance , is free .

Extra comment : Included in my tips :) Respect !

The photos are from 2010 !

P.s. I make the review like a small guide ! I know is more better and easier to read ! If you ask me what I like ? I like all of them and love to be a tourist in my city :)

I am not Historical or a Guide , just explore my city :) . Extra information contact with me :).

Thanks for reading !
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Johnpro says:
Thank you very much Ils :)
and of course my truly Greek friend Jimako :)
Posted on: Feb 06, 2013
Ils1976 says:
Love this review and a belated congrats on your feature! :D
Posted on: Feb 06, 2013
RIGAS says:
Sorry...truly original review is better....:)
Posted on: Feb 05, 2013
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