Part of the old Jewish Cemetery in Athens

Historical Data:  The oldest Jewish cemetery of the community occupies a part of the first Christian cemetery of Athens.  The graves of this cemetery date back to the early 20th century.  Since World War II, the cemetery is no longer in use because it is full.

Area/Capacity:   2,500 sq. m.

Actual Condition:  The cemetery is surrounded by a wall and is totally protected.

Necessary Restoration Works:  Conservation of old tombstones and preservation of the whole area.

Estimated Cost:   15 million drs. ($43,000 US)

[For information about the Synagogues of Athens, please visit these two pages:  Beth Shalom, Ioanniotiki.]

last updated:  5/10/00

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