Repatriation of deads

Affordable Services offered with Care, Dignity and Respect.

Dealing with the death of a family member or loved one can be a very stressful experience and this is often compounded when the death occurs overseas. We take care of everything needed.

We hope that the following information on what to expect from the process here in Greece is helpful to you if you are faced with such a situation.

We are always following the worldwide standards of WHO (World Health Organization) and the health conditions for international transportation of deads required by E.U. in all repatriations as they are applied in Greece and the destination country.

  • We are always do everything with respect to the religion of the dead.
  • We take care for the registration of the death. Keep in mind that any announcment delay more than one day has a penalty of €100 since May 2013.
  • We take care for all the licences needed for the transportation from the local authorities.
  • We make all the necessary document translations at the Foreign Minister of at the local embassy of your country according to the information contained in the deceased's passport, the greek death certificate and the information given by the relatives.
  • We transfer the funds from Greece to any funeral home or cemetery of your choice worldwide.
  • As an option we can arrange a cremation if you prefer and deliver the urn door-to-door.
  • We take care that the receiver, funeral home, cemetery, crematory is able to arrange what you expect from them.
  • We are always looking for the best price - time combination regarding the airlines, transportation vehicles, personnel needed.

And of course we can always arrange a ceremony - burial and even the monument construction in one of the cemeteries of Greece.
Here you can find the standard cost for an international dead transportation (includes coffin, preparation of the dead, embalmbent, translations,package, necessary transportations inside Athens, cargo cost etc.) and delivery to the airport at the destination of your choice.

The average additional cost in case of transportation through the Greek mainland to Athens is 1.2 euros per km (includes all tolls except Rio-Antirrio). Ferry tickets are not included. In case of transportation from the Greek islands to Athens the cost varies (vehicle - personnel - distance to port/airport, freeze, price difference in embalment, ship/airplane ticket, period of year etc.). You can always ask our office for exact pricing.

In case of sudden deaths there is an additional cost for the transfer necessary for autopsy. The cost varies (personnel,  transportations, freeze needed, etc.).