Zeitenlik- Thessaloniki- Greece

Zeitenlik is an Allied military cemetery and World War I memorial park in Thessaloniki, the largest in Greece. It contains the graves of the Serbian, French, British, Italian and Russian soldiers and Bulgarian POWs, who died in the battles on the Salonika front during the World War I. The largest part of the complex is the Serbian Military Graveyard that contains remains of c. 7,500 soldiers. French sector contains remains of 8,000 French soldiers. Italian sector holds about 3,000 graves; British sector holds about 2,000 graves, and there is also the Russian sector with about 400 graves. The complex is located on the place where the Main Hospital of the Serbian Army was located during the war. The name comes from the Turkish word Zeytin which means Olive. It can be translated as Olive plantation. It is located on Lagkada street, about 1.5 km from the city centre of Thessaloniki.

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