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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Peace and quiet, lovely examples of sculpture and architecture, birds singing and towering cypress certainly make this free and unusual destination worth visiting. There are some interesting “residents” (prominent figures in politics, science and the arts) as well as the less famous or wealthy interred...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Challenger007
Reviewed 15 November 2018

An alternative, not always at first line of "must visit" going through the majority of sites. Important sculptures, particularly Sleeping Girl of Giannoulis Halepas ans Sleeman's tomb, are mixed with other pieces demonstrating the human vanity.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IOANNIS T
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This is just another old cemetery like any other. Nothing special. There are a few sculptures around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Once you enter this cemetery, you will immediately see the details of the tombs, including their large sizes. The cemetery is full of rows and rows of tombs. One interesting aspect is the pictures of the deceased on the graves. Makes you wonder what type...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CharlieV2011
Reviewed 10 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R5237YAjeremym
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dmctimm
Reviewed 16 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank betty g
Reviewed 15 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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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