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Athens First Cemetery

Athens First cemetery One of the most hauntingly beautiful places in all of Athens is the First cemetery. If you know Greece you will find a walk down the beautiful pine covered lanes a journey through history and culture. If you know nothing about Greek history or culture you will find it hard not to be profoundly affected by the beauty and the sadness.

On these pages I have presented the pictures I took when we came here to bury my wife's aunt Amarandi in January of 2001. I will never forget my walk through the graves and I have put these pages in my Athens Guide not to promote it as a tourist destination but to try and present what was for me a very moving experience. I have used the words of the great modern Greek poet C.P. Cavafy to try to capture the spirit of the place. If I am successful or not please let me know.
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When you finish the tour come back to this page and visit my friend Corinne's beautiful video of the Athens 1st Cemetery

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