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Lahana Military Cemetery

  • Country Greece
  • Total identified casualties 298 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 40.9603, Longitude: 23.1911

Location information

Lahana Military Cemetery lies 1 kilometre west of the village of Lachanas on the old Thessaloniki-Seres road, about 56 kilometres north-east of Thessaloniki. Take the main highway from Thessaloniki to Seres. After approx 55km take the exit signed Rizana and Isomo just before a tunnel on the main road. Then follow the signs for Lachanas along a twisty road. Pass through Lachanas until you see the CWGC signs that will finally direct you down a rough track between fences. Open the cemetery gates and park on the grass.

Visiting information


The route to the cemetery is sign posted.


Follow a single farm track off the main road to a large, grassed area at the front of the cemetery.

There is no other parking near to the cemetery.


The cemetery is a long rectangular shape, with the main entrance off set to the left-hand side, surrounded by a stone wall.

There are stone steps leading up to a Cairn Cross in the centre of the cemetery.

The Cairn Cross is opposite the Stone of Remembrance.

The cemetery is on a hill. The burial area is on sloped grass with all internal paths grass.

Entry into the cemetery is through two narrow metal gates, approximately 800 mm wide total.


There is no alternate access to the cemetery.


Visitors should note:

There is no Register Box at the cemetery.

There is no seating at the cemetery.

The cemetery is permanently open.

Download Cemetery Plan

History information

The cemetery was begun in July 1916 for burials from the 27th Casualty Clearing Station, to which sick and wounded men were brought from the Struma front. The cemetery was also used from June to August 1917 by the 18th Stationary Hospital.

After the Armistice, 41 of the graves in Plots II and III were brought in from the two front line cemeteries at Paprat (about 12 km north-west of Lahana) and from other small burial grounds.

The cemetery now contains 279 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There are also 16 Bulgarian and four Greek war graves.