Bid Out for Athens Crematorium

ATHENS – After years of delays and fierce resistance from the Greek Church and critics, Greece’s capital has asked for bids to build the country’s first crematorium.

The property must be no smaller than 2,000 square meters and no bigger than 4,000 sq.m., and must be located within the city limits, according to the specifications.

Owners wishing to sell or rent their properties to City Hall have to submit their bid by Jan. 24. The way was made when the law was changed to remove restrictions on having a crematorium with in the limits of cemeteries. The Church said cremation violates the sanctity of the body.