Cemetery sights in Greece
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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.
The often-missed Keramikos site, the ancient cemetery of Athens, is one of the most peaceful open spaces in the city.