Ioannina New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Greece
Region
Epirus
District
Ioannina
Settlement
Ioannina
Site address
Ioannina New Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
39.66800, 20.84309
Perimeter length
618 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is operating, fenced and in relatively good condition. The old part is overgrown, and not all tombstones are visible. The local community uses and takes care of the cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
Around 1000. A number of gravestones have been moved from the old demolished cemetery.
Date of oldest tombstone
1860 (oldest tombstone found by ESJF expedition). A number of tombstones have been brought from the old Jewish cemetery of Ioannina, including one from 1426.
Date of newest tombstone
2017
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
The cemetery site includes a beit-tahara and a house for prayers.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The cemetery was founded in 1860. Some tombstones were brought from Ioannina’s old cemetery.