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Περιήγηση στο Ναύπλιο
Virtual Tour of Nafplio
Tour Guidé ă Nauplie
Rundgang in Nauplia
Visita a Nauplio

Nauplion (general)
Old Town (general)
Pronia The Suburb
PandesChurch of Aghii The
The Lion of Bavaria
Funerary Monuments in the Nauplion Graveyard
The 'New Byzantium' Settlement
Theatre Studies Department of the University of the Peloponnese
National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Nauplion Annex
The Family Home of Nikos Karouzos
The OSE Park – The Municipal Odeon 'Konstantinos Nonis' – The 'Stathmos' Children’s Museum
Kolokotronis Park
Staikopoulos Park
The Land Gate
The Grimani Bastion
The Courthouse
Kapodistrias Square
The Armansperg Residence
The Acronauplia
The Three Admirals’ Square
Town Hall
The 'Megalos Dromos' (Great Road)
War Museum-Nauplion Annex
Metropolitan Church of Aghios Georgios
The Nauplian Progressive Association 'The Palamidis'
The Catholic Church of Metamorphosis Tou Sotiros (The Transfiguration of the Saviour)
Aghios Spyridon Square
The Church of Aghios Spyridon
The Church of Aghia Sophia
The Sagredo Gate
Syndagma Square
The Archaeological Museum
The Parliament Building
The Turkish Medrese / 'Leonardo Prison'
The 'Trianon'
Gialos Neighbourhood
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and Folk Art Museum Vassilios Papantoniou
The Nauplion Art Gallery
Nauplion Central Public Library 'The Palamidis'
The Church of Aghios Nikolaos
Philellinon Square
The Customs House
The Church of Panaghia
The Shore
The Bastion of 'Pende Adelphia'
The Arvanitia Promenade
The Church of Aghios Anastasios
The Monastery of Aghia Moni
Alpha Bank's Exhibition Space

Funerary Monuments in the Nauplion Graveyard

The modern graveyard was opened in 1852, thanks to donations from one of Nafplio’s great benefactors Michael Iatrou, as the old graveyard at Aghii Pantes was no longer suitable for the increased needs of the city. The graveyard is worth a visit to see the some of the exquisite carved funerary monuments from the 19th and early 20th century, when the city was home to several noteworthy personalities. The marble monuments followed the neo-classical prototype and express the ideals of the then newly emerging Greek middle class. The most common form was the tombstone, either plain or with reliefs of winged figures that were allegories of death. There are also likenesses of the deceased; either in the form of stone reliefs or as busts. Some of these works bear the signatures of famous sculptors of the time such as Iakovos Malacates, Georgios Bonanos, Ioannis Vitsaris and the brothers Kotzamanis. The most important works are found on either side of the entrance to the graveyard and along the footpath that leads to the chapel of Aghii Asomati. These are the funereal monuments of middle-class families from which the following stand out: the funereal monument of Sophronis Sophroniou with its delicately sculptured angel; the funeral monument of Anthi Gogoris and the funeral monuments of the Stamatiadis and Thermogiannis families which resemble ancient temples. Also to be found in this graveyard are the graves of the great Nauplian authors: Aggelos Terzakis and Nikos Karouzos.