The First Cemetery of Athens is like a free, open air museum with marble sculptures, ornate gravestones, and an endless list of famous public figures buried on its grounds.

By Maria Kostaki

"Sleeping Maiden" by sculptor Yannoulis Chalepas.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

The entrance to the First Cemetery.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Detail of a perfectly carved tomb.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis