Fodor's Expert Review Rupert Brooke's Grave

Vouno Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Pilgrims to the poet's grave should follow the wide dirt road through the Vouno wilderness down toward the shore. As you reach the valley, you catch sight of the grave on your left. Brooke was buried the evening of the day in 1915 that he died of sepsis from an infected mosquito bite, aboard a French hospital ship anchored off Skyros, and his marble grave in an olive grove was immortalized with his prescient words, "If I should die think only this of me:/ That there's some corner of a foreign field/ That is forever England." Restored by the British Royal Navy in 1961, the grave site is surrounded by a stout wrought-iron and cement railing. You also can arrange for a visit by taxi or caïque in Skyros Town.

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Kalamitsa, Skyros  Greece

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