According to the newspaper “Aggelioforos”, the first Greek crematorium will open in Thermi of Thessaloniki at the Renaissance of Christ cemetery.
Until now, those wanting to cremate their dead relatives had to travel abroad. The majority went to Bulgaria or Germany. The cost is higher than a regular funeral and can reach 4000 euros.
The crematorium will be 600 square metres and will be built in an area where there is currently a nursery.
The deputy mayor Konstantinos Zervas is discussing with the General Secretary of the Ministy of Environment, Energy and Climate Change the presidential decree which will give the green light for the beginning of the necessary procedures.