First Cemetery of Athens

It was a very tiring day walking through Athens with my friend Eleni. We were dead by the time we got to our final stop, the First Cemetery of Athens (pun intended). It’s where prominent Athenians have been buried since 1837, some in luxurious and impressive tombs.

First Cemetery of Athens in Athens, Greece

First Cemetery of Athens

Many famous actors, musicians, and poets are buried here, including Melina Mercouri, Odysseas Elytis, Dimitris Mitropanos, Vasilis Tsitsanis, Giorgos Seferis, and several prominent politicians and heroes such as Theodoros Kolokotronis.

First Cemetery of Athens in Athens, Greece

First Cemetery of Athens

Unfortunately, the cemetery had no map indicating the famous tombs, and it wasn’t well-marked. It’s also unbelievably huge and it would have taken a couple hours to walk through it properly. After wandering around aimlessly, we gave up and went for souvlaki.

First Cemetery of Athens in Athens, Greece

First Cemetery of Athens

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