Surveys in Greece

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Chalkis Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey:


Perimeter map:

Country:
Greece
Region:
Euboea
Settlement:
Chalkis
Site Address:
20-12, Messapion Street. The cemetery’s gate is on the opposite side of the street.
GPS coordinates:
38.46438, 23.60297
Perimeter length:
250 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
The cemetery is fenced. The front of the fence consists of masonry, while the rest of the fence is concrete, measuring between 1.5 and 3 metres height.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is operational.
Number of existing gravestones:
750 tombstones total, of which 500 old and 250 new.
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1716
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 houses a beit-tahara, a museum, and the house of the president. The cemetery also includes a memorial to Holocaust victims, and a monument to Mordechai Frizis, a Greek military officer who fought in World War I.
Drone surveys:
Yes