ΑLLIED CEMETERIES

An option for lovers of dark tourism and not only are the Allied Military Cemeteries on Konstantinou Karamanli Street in Kalamaria,
next to the municipal cemeteries and behind the Dalipi military camp. Many who sacrificed their lives hundreds of kilometers away from their homelands are buried in this place.
1810 soldiers are buried in these cemeteries. Most came from countries of the then British Commonwealth but there are also 147 soldiers of other nationalities
(Greeks, Russians, Bulgarians and Turks). Also in the cemetery there are memorial columns for the almost 500 victims who came from the sinking of the allied ships
[“Marquette”, “Ivernia”, “Arcadian”, Fleet Messenger “Princess Alberta” as well as the hospital ship Brittanic (British) – one from the three “sister” ships of the Titanic,
and sank on 11/21/1916 sailing near Kea]. There is also a memorial to the approximately 500 nurses, military personnel and Commonwealth men who lost their lives at sea
while transporting troops by ship to the Mediterranean.

Few places remain to remind us of this dark side of history like this. The well-kept garden, the marble slabs arranged in rows and the Cross of Sacrifice in the center.
On them are engraved the details of each soldier and a few lines about how important each of them was for his family, for the gap he left in his absence, for the “future encounter”.

Contact

Deputy Mayor for Tourism Culture & International Relations

Komninon 60, 55132

Kalamaria, Thessaloniki

Tel: 2313 314 570, -577

email: tourismos@kalamaria.gr

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