The body of composer Mikis Theodorakis was brought to the chapel of Athens Metropolitan Cathedral on Monday afternoon, where it will lie in state for three days.
Hundreds had been gathering since early morning, awaiting the moment when they could begin paying their final respects.
The public can visit until 19:00 on Monday, from 10:00 through 19:00 on Tuesday, and from 10:00 until 16:00 on the last day Wednesday when a final liturgy will wrap up the three-day service.
Theodorakis will then be transferred to his home village of Galata in Chania, Crete, for his funeral and burial in the village cemetery, according to the composer’s final wishes.
Theodorakis passed away on Thursday, September 2 at the age of 96.