Greece a step closer to getting its first crematorium


The City of Athens on Monday issued an invitation for bids for a building to host the capital’s first crematorium.

The property must be no smaller than 2,000 square meters and no bigger than 4,000 sq.m., and must be located within the city limits.

Owners wishing to sell or rent their properties to City Hall have to submit their bid by January 24.

The move was made possible following the lifting of measures that restricted the creation of cremation facilities to within the limits of cemeteries. Doing so, however, requires a change in urban land use – an extremely unlikely scenario.

Interested parties can reach City Hall’s municipal property department by calling 210.527.7381.