What is Cremation?

Her process cremation of the body involves exposing the body to high temperatures until it turns into ash. The cremation itself takes place in a special chamber called a crematorium, which is designed to handle the high temperatures and protect the environment. The body is placed in a container and then placed in the cremation chamber. Once the chamber is heated to the proper temperature (usually around 1600-1800 degrees Fahrenheit), the container is exposed to the heat and the body begins to break down. The process takes several hours and once completed, the remains are cooled and then reduced to ash.


Benefits of Cremation

There are many advantages to choosing cremation over traditional burial. One of the biggest benefits is cost. Cremation is generally less expensive than burial as it does not require a casket, burial plot or headstone. It avoids the soul-destroying process of exhumation

Another advantage of cremation is flexibility. Unlike burial, which requires a physical location, ashes can be kept in an urn or scattered in a location that is meaningful to the person or their family. This allows for more personalized memorial options and can provide a sense of closure for loved ones.

Finally, cremation is often seen as a more environmentally friendly option.


Cremation is a growing trend in Europe, with more people choosing this disposal method over traditional burials. In fact, according to the Cremation Society of Great Britain, the incineration rate in Europe has increased from 22% in 1990 to over 75% in some countries today.

In Greece, cremations of bodies and bones have been taking place since 2019 at the Cremation Center in Ritsona, Evia. 

The Cremation Center operates in accordance with the applicable European
and national environmental legislation. It has state-of-the-art equipment and an automated electronic system for monitoring the cremation process by specially trained personnel.

The Center's facilities include:

● Farewell room
● Refreshment and outdoor area for farewell events
● Waiting room for relatives and friends
● Memory space
● Exhibition for the disposal of urns and memorabilia
● Parking space

Useful information

  • Every natural person has the possibility, before a notary public, to define the type of funeral ceremony, the place of burial or cremation, the way of management
    his ashes and the person(s).
    who will carry out his wish (Law 344/1976, no. 35A).
  • The cremation process
    body lasts 2-3 hours.

Useful information

  • Relatives or next of kin of the deceased should contact the
    funeral home of their choice
    which then undertakes the incineration procedures in
    cooperation with the Cremation Center
  • The costs of cremation are covered by the insurance funds
    as also applies to burial.

Cremation of Bones

Cremation refers to the process of reducing the remains of a loved one to bone fragments through cremation. These bone fragments can then be placed in an urn, scattered at a significant location, or even turned into jewelry.

  • It is cost effective
  • It offers a lot of flexibility in terms of final settings.
  • Environmentally friendly
  • It relieves sadness

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