People visit Athens chapel for a second day in pilgrimage to corpus of Mikis Theodorakis

Crowds of people arrived at the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral’s chapel for a second day to pay their final respects to the late composer Mikis Theodorakis, whose body lies in state there until Wednesday afternoon.

People of all ages, often holding a red rose or a carnation, waited their turn patiently to briefly touch the coffin which nests Greece’s luminary, and while there think farewell to him.

The public can visit until 14:00 on the last day Wednesday, when a farewell ceremony will be held at 15:00 to wrap up the three-day service at the chapel.