The First Cemetery of Athens opened in 1837, and since has been the final resting place of notable personalities such as Prime Ministers Xenophon Zolotas, Georgios Kafantaris and Charilaos Trikoupis, poet and activist Alexandros Panagoulis and businessman George Averof, among several others.

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First Cemetery of Athens, Athens

The First Cemetery of Athens opened in 1837, and since has been the final resting place of notable personalities such as Prime Ministers Xenophon Zolotas, Georgios Kafantaris and Charilaos Trikoupis, poet and activist Alexandros Panagoulis and businessman George Averof, among several others..

The First Cemetery of Athens opened in 1837, and since has been the final resting place of notable personalities such as Prime Ministers Xenophon Zolotas, Georgios Kafantaris and Charilaos Trikoupis, poet and activist Alexandros Panagoulis and businessman George Averof, among several others.


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About First Cemetery of Athens

 Athens 116 36, Greece

 +30 21 0922 1621

First Cemetery of Athens and Nearby Sights on Map

Panathenaic Stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896

Postal and Philatelic Museum

The Postal and Philatelic Museum displays Greek stamps and postal memorabilia of Hellenic Post such as stamp machines, mailboxes, mail bags etc dating back to 1861

Presidential Palace

Maximos Mansion

Herodou Attikou Street

The Herodou Attikou Street is one of the most premium neighbourhoods in Athens, lined with luxury residences and landmarks such as the Presidential Palace and Maximos Mansion

Zappeion

National Garden

The lush National Garden in the heart of Athens has native and exotic flora, ponds, sculptures and ancient ruins

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Benaki Museum

The Benaki Museum housed in the Benakis family mansion exhibits an excellent collection of Greek works of art through the ages from prehistoric times to the present day

Kaisariani Monastery

The Kaisariani Monastery on the eastern slopes of Mount Hymettus dates back to the 11th century, built on a site earlier dedicated to Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love