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British Cemetery of Mikra

The British Cemetery of Mikra is the cemetery for the World War I British soldiers.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1917 The first burials began in April.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

During World War I, thousands of soldiers from the Entente multinational force were encamped in Thessaloniki. Among them were Englishmen, but also soldiers from the British Commonwealth. By the end of the war, there were few reminders of the presence of this multinational force, except for the Allied cemeteries. One of them is the British Cemetery of Mikra with 1959 graves, 149 of which are soldiers of other nationalities (some of rival camps, e.g. Bulgarians, Turks) with the remainder belonging to British soldiers, sailors, officers and nurses. There is also a monument for missing persons from the ships H.T “Marquette”, H.T. Ivernia, H.T. “Arcadian”, Fleet Messenger “Princess Alberta”, and Britannic, which sank southeast of Athens and was the hospital sister ship of the Titanic.

What I can't see

The cemetery was designed by Robert Lorimer. Burials took place between 1917 and 1920, but after the end of the war, more bodies were transported from temporary cemeteries and interred there.


City of Thessaloniki, (2017), Ιστορικά και Στρατιωτικά Κοιμητήρια, [Historical and Military Cemeteries]

Last visit 18/2/2020


Kryonas K., (2013), Η Θεσσαλονίκη παλιά: Το Βρετανικό Νεκροταφείο της Μίκρας, [The Old Thessaloniki: The British Cemetery of Mikra] in Parallaxi,

Last visit 18/2/2020