Restoration work for the mausoleum on the former royal estate of Tatoi, north of Athens, have been approved, Culture & Sports Minister Lina Mendoni said on Thursday.
The royal Mausoleum contains the remains of King Constantine I (d. 1923), Queen Sophia (d. 1932), and their short-lived son, King Alexander (d. 1920). Its construction started in 1936 and was interrupted during World War II. That and all other buildings on the grounds were declared historical monuments in 2003 and became property of the Greek state. The Mausoleum is in a secton of Tatoi that includes leisure, sports, training, agricultural, and other activities.
Work to protect and aesthetically upgrade the building is part of extensive project on the public park of Tatoi, which project is budgeted at nearly 58 million euros. Mendoni said the main facilities of the park, which served as a royal summer residence and cemetery, will be ready on schedule in 2025.