Ritsona Crematorium


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info@cremservices.gr

Testimonials

(Translated from greek via google translate)

Thank you for the dignified ceremony for our mother July 2024
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We felt at home, like at home. At first we thought we were going to a place that would be frozen. Not even a five-star hotel. July 2024
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Thank you so much, everything was great and it made us so happy to see our human well taken care of. July 2024
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Thanks, just what we wanted. You are doing social work. July 2024
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The place is simply amazing, the staff so kind, all this soothes the family as well because the decision we made was not so simple for us. July 2024
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Thank you very much for your hospitality in these very important and at the same time limiting moments of human life. July 2024
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Thank you for the peace of mind and dignity! Real civilization in farewell. July 2024

 
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There is nothing to add. The service you offer is excellent. 02/07/2024
 

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You are excellent! Culture and respect as everyone deserves. 01/07/2024
 

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Civilized procedure 28/06/2024
 

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The most dignified thing I have seen in such a difficult time of my life – with the loss of my father. With respect to the deceased in all respects 26/06/2024
 
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I am impressed, the space is excellent ! 25/05/2024
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Congratulations, all human! Thank you 25/05/2024
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Reception ladies are excellent. Your services exceeded my expectations. Thank you!! 12/05/2024

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We were very pleased, the whole prcess was extremely pleasant. Thank you very much. 08/05/2024

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Congratulations for your space. With great respect to the deceased as well as his family. The environment softens the pain of loss. May 2024

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Congratulations on all you have created, it was exactly what I wanted for my mother May 2024

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I visited the place for the first time. Courtesy, cleanliness and order I met. Very good impressions. Thanks to the pianist, he played moby without consulting us. We liked it. 26/04/2024

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Everything was great, thank you for everything. It’s something very different. Congratulations 16/04/2024

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[…] So I confess to you that two days ago we said goodbye to a much-loved friend, a member of the hard core of our childhood group for decades, decades now, who had chosen to be cremated after death. So, for the first time, after I was in a rehabilitation center at the opening, I visited our crematorium […] and alongside the feelings of tenderness, sadness, love and farewell, I simultaneously experienced the reflection of a long-term but successful effort to establish in the country us of the right of cremation. It is not a small thing at all, to see and experience, now, from Antonis Alakiotis, as president of the responsible company, in an elegant and delicate architecture, a wonderful country environment, the work of cremation. All the procedures of the ceremony are distinguished by delicacy, elegance and absolute respect, to the human pain of farewell. It is, in fact, also a great cultural, yes cultural, event. I hope you understand me and forgive, as it is, the ramblingness of my footnotes. So with warm thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Post by Giannis Regas on facebook 09/04/2024
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Thank you for the dignified ceremony and for the respect from everyone, for the innovative design, the pianist and for the selection of the pieces, for the very high quality products of the cafeteria and for the kindest staff.
21/03/2024
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The whole process was excellent, may the continuation be better, it is an honor and respect for the dead and our loved ones
15/03/2024
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The process was difficult for me but it felt very familiar. The staff were impeccable with a direct and shy personality that made you feel in the dark, nice.
13/03/2024
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Congratulations on the space! It oozes culture, elegance, the most noble personal! Thank you for your support in our bereavement.
13/03/2024
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All really organized and especially humane. Well done!
13/03/2024
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Well done and we hope that soon there will be others who will follow your example 28/02/2024
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Very good cremation service, with respect to the deceased and relatives
27/02/2024
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Thank you for the flawless and humane approach
20/02/2024
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Excellent atmosphere, excellent staff. Congratulations to everybody!
16/02/2024
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Everything was wonderful, very decent. A very beautiful place to say goodbye to our loved ones. Thanks.
06/02/2024
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Very pleased with the impeccable service of the staff and their courtesy.
01/02/2024
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Excellent behavior by all and congrats on the fact that pets are allowed. Another sample of culture. Excellent in the evaluation is a little!!!!
12/01/2024
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Impeccable behavior and service from the staff!! Thanks.
12/01/2024

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Today’s visit to your place was the first time. There was curiosity and concern, but our impressions are very good. There was order – calm, everything was done in one order. I personally consider the choice of the urn with the ashes to be important because you keep the one you love and who loves you close to you while also being able to observe the customs with which you grew up
30/12/2023
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The activity is valuable from all points of view: social, psychological, health and hygiene, political, philosophical, human and I admired the service you provide. It must be known and chosen by all our fellow citizens and the world everywhere.
29/12/2023
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Keep up the good and decent service! Thank you
14/12/2023
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I can’t think of anything else right now. Thank you very much for the enriching environment and care
19/12/2023
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Thank you for the beauty, the dignity, the culture, this Greece we desire and only with it will we live long.
December 2023
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You are truly outstanding! Quality, enrichment, kindness, respect for people – these are values that I am grateful to have felt at the ceremony for my mother
30/11/2023
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Well done, keep it up
24/11/2023
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I have no suggestions, everything is perfect
21/11/2023
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Keep up the excellent
6/11/2023
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Wonderful facility and service. Very happy you finally opened
4/11/2023
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Excellent space, great aesthetics create positive feelings in spite of the difficulty of the moment. Nice view to forget.
2/11/2023
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Very good services, very kind staff
1/11/2023
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You are perfect in everything. I have visited the crematorium another time. Many congratulations to all.
23/10/2023
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Finally the obvious in 2023!
October 2023
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A big thank you to the crematorium staff for their service
October 2023
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the impeccable service and support during one of the most difficult moments of our lives.
03/10/2023
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Continue to offer “culture”!!
05/09/2023
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Simple simple clean space as befits such occasions.
31/08/2023
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Congratulations!!! People and professionals guided by these difficult circumstances. 28/08/2023
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Thank you very much for the impeccable service and the joy in our souls.
August 2023
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Thank you for the dignity in such a difficult time for us.
August 2023
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the way and the opportunity you offer us to say goodbye.
August 2023
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Thank you for the respect you have shown in our mourning.
19/08/2023
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Thank you for the beautiful ceremony, for your sympathy and understanding!
16/08/2023
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Thank you for everything. Very polite and discreet staff. Well done, I’m calm about my mom. 09/08/2023

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Many thanks for the peaceful experience! Your work is valuable! 14/07/2023
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In Ritsona today. Second time in the same four months. I have the feeling, beyond the sadness for the loved ones we accompany there, that a new culture is being born. Slowly, slowly, in small circles but it is born. Cremation is one conquest of culture. And the Ritsona band is that. Another culture. And the way we accompany the dead. Intimate, human, which highlights the personality of the one who leaves and the friendliness of those who stay. I remember in my childhood the funerals, with the black fringes on the front door, with the mourners in hand and the women dressed in black, in the past the photos with the deceased, the obituaries, the pits with the broken bones in which they were placed. I remember all this with childhood terror. The culture of death* is the culture that accompanies a society. Since the dawn of civilization. And here another culture is born that will slowly dominate. The molecular changes that change society profoundly and comprehensively. Antonis Liakos post on facebook
13/07/2023
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I put an asterisk on the culture of death, because it is clearly not the whole picture of death in modern societies. The deep sea of Pylos that covered hundreds of dead bodies with its silence never leaves my mind. It is the supplementary image. And this is a culture of death. July 2023
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Excellent whole process and unique environment
11/07/2023
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Dignified environment consistent with the dignified – civilized ceremony giving due respect to the deceased and his relatives.
28/06/2023
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Your smiles are balm to our sorrow. Thank you.
17/06/2023
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Wonderful space, creates peace in the soul
13/06/2023
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You are excellent, well done. Dignity and ethics. Thank you.
06/06/2023
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After today’s farewell to Theodoros Pagalos – worthy of his personality and aesthetics – in the idyllic facilities of Ritsona, I decided: I want to be cremated too. Under one condition. To have died first. Christos Chomenidis
02/06/2023

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It was our father’s wish to be cremated and it seemed a “strange” process to me, I felt a sense of relief and peace when I arrived at the place. Much better experience than I expected.
23/5/2023
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Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and service! The staff is very kind!
27/04/2023
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Kudos to the people who created this space. A point of civilization, another sensation, enlightenment in the most extreme moments of human life! I hope this feeling finds its rightful place in modern Greek culture. Antonis Liakos
24/04/2023
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Music is soul balm just like your smile. Thanks.
11/04/2023
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As an experience it was excellent. Well done for making a difference in Greek society. 11/04/2023
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The services you provide are excellent. Friendly staff and the environment is not at all impersonal. Thanks.
11/03/2023
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Thank you very much, in our difficult moment we somehow calmed down!
13/03/2023
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Thank you very much. The atmosphere and services were of a “Scandinavian” level, almost cinematic.
15/03/2023
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A place of dignity to say goodbye to people who are leaving. A peaceful space, harmoniously integrated into the natural environment. Congratulations on being able to do the obvious. Alexis Tsipras
23/02/2023
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Having actively participated in the one and only public event held in Greece on the subject of cremation, I have long wanted to visit Ritsona. This wish of mine came true, unfortunately with the death of my mother. Arriving at the point, you see an architectural masterpiece in nature. A relative of mine will characteristically say that it resembles a museum of modern art. I found the parallelism very successful. At the reception of KAN (cremation center) a book is waiting for me with a dedication by my friend and president of KAN, Antonis Alakiotis. Title of the book “23 years for the obvious…”, published by the Hellenic Cremation Society. It contains the 23-year continuous and uninterrupted struggle of Antonis for the obvious, the operation of the first crematorium in Greece. The crematorium is not public but of private interests. The issue became a ball between the state, local government, church, until a private person took it forward. Antonis has a special mention in his book about them. After all, it is still at the same point, since it seems unlikely that we will see a public crematorium despite the occasional announcements to the contrary. The church is a big pool of votes. The process is very simple, yet different from burial. The final farewell is quiet and leaves you to think. The place, the way, the atmosphere allow it. To rationalize the moment, to feel close to the person you are accompanying, to leave him alone for his journey, to go on your own journey. The crematorium is culture. Priceless culture and we owe it to Antonis Alakiotis for sharing it with us, making his personal dream come true. Thank you Antoni for this…
Facebook post Panagiotis Drimylis 05/02/2023
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Thank you for the quality that was given and is there. We would like to say that even people who want to avoid the burial process, the environment here is very beautiful.
20/01/2023
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Visit and guide for my brother…reason to meet Antonis and the WONDERFUL DEPARTURE PLACE…At least I got to know the finale…the rest is theater or life.
Dimitris Piatas 01/16/2023
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You gave human moments to all of us, with respect to our father.
07/01/2023
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I leave you in a wonderful place where we said goodbye with such respect and kindness, congratulations for the dignity and respect.
05/01/2023
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We are very satisfied that our beloved man was found in a civilized and dignified place to say goodbye to him. Congratulations on your efforts.
06/12/2022
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The cremation process of our father was an example of respect for man and his wishes! Thank you very much.
15/11/2022
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Thank you very much that cremation is finally possible in Greece! This means freedom and civilization within the believer in God.
26/10/2022
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No recommendation. Excellent approach, excellent sample of culture. Excellent architecture and aesthetics.
07/09/2022
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My overall impression is very excellent. The atmosphere is intimate. The architecture of the place is fantastic. Thanks for the peace. There are no reviews, everything is organized at the highest level.
11/07/2022
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Always continue to be so and remain as you are now with the respect and absolute civility that exists towards the dead and their relatives.
04/07/2022
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Humanism, minimalism, cleanliness and respect. Thank you! All of you are excellent. 03/06/2022

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“… My mother and I would really like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the
process, care and respect you provided and expressed on the day of my father’s cremation
ceremony. As a family, we were and we are in favor of cremation but really, when we arrived at your
Center, we would never think that we would see such a beautiful landscape and, above all, such
a fantastic building. Indeed, we felt like my father would be in good hands, in a paradise.
A big thumbs up for your work, your team, your values, your professionalism and most of all,the respect you express to the deceased … “.

Sincerely, and with a big thank you
November 2019