" In a city with limited open space, the well-tended gardens of the old cemetery are a pleasant, if quirky, place to stroll. The resting places of rich and famous Greeks and philhellenes have some lavish tombstones by leading 19th-century sculptors, including The Sleeping Maiden by Halepas and archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann's mausoleum, decorated with Trojan War scenes." (Lonely Planet)
Although this is not the first choice of tourists, however the first cemetery of Athens is like walking in an art gallery. Not only famous Greek people are buried there but some foreigners such as Heinrich Schliemann, whose tomb was designed by Ernst Ziller.
The First Cemetery of Athens is a beat off experience, is like walking in an Art Gallery
Discover the famous sculptures there, we stop for a coffee in the historical Mets Neighborhood beside, while listening the modern history of the area. Continue exploring the Mythical Hill of Ardittos where is located the Panathinaic Stadium.
Follow our steps and get lost in Athens