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The Kerameikos

Psirri / Gazi
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Address: Ermou 148, Athens 105 53, Greece
Phone Number: 01/346-3552
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Quiet tucked-away retreat

This ancient monument appears to be little known as it is outside the main area in Athens and a 20 minute walk from the Agora. The pass for the Acropolis and Agora also covers the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Taunton, United Kingdom

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This ancient monument appears to be little known as it is outside the main area in Athens and a 20 minute walk from the Agora. The pass for the Acropolis and Agora also covers the cost of admission to the Kerameikos. This is another incredibly important part of ancient Athens with the remains of the city walls visible. it is... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of my favorite walks on a cool Sunday morning. One meanders by the tombs of this Ancient Cemetery situated along the banks of the third river of ancient Athens, Iridanos. The main entrance to the City, the Dipilon (two gates) was there. A charming small museum ends the visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is part of the included ticket of Acropolis and highly recommended in going. This is further away from the main sites, but hop into the subway and it's easily reachable. The nice cute museum inside has lots of great every day life artifacts. The cemeteries are worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Fabulous after dinner visit, and the tickets include several other sites for a bargain (12 euros). Have your students bring id's for a small discount. Fascinating monuments and a small museum complete the experience.

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Flagstaff, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Kerameikos is a lovely quiet place walking distance from the Acropolis and Plaka. It is nice to stroll through the burial grounds and reflect on the historic events that took place there. There is a museum to the left of the entrance, that contains an excellent collection of the original exhibits dug out from the Kerameikos. Not having seen these... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful walk around a very historical cemetery. Lots of stones and markers to see, and a small museum as well. Outside the museum, there are lots of stones, pillars, pots, etc. that haven't been stored as yet. If you have some extra time, please stop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It is a little bit a part from the Plaka but still close. There is museum inside, that is also samll but still interesting. The ruins are ruins... if I could go there with local guide, it would be more interesting with his/her explanation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just a short walk to the cemetery. Not far from the Agora. Nice small museum, interesting statuary in the cemetery, almost like a park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Kerameikos is a burial ground of ancient Athens. It is a peaceful and quiet site to visit, and is an easy walk from Monastiraki metro/Platea Monastirakiou along part of the Grand Promenade (Ermou). It contains a part of the ancient city wall as well as many funeral monuments alongside the parts of the ancient roads that are contained within the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This may be the most peaceful place in Athens! I visited it on a whim and I am glad I did. It is historically significant - not just as an ancient burial site but because of its location at the former entry to the city. But what is really special about it is that, despite ongoing excavations, it's well maintained... More 

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Psirri / Gazi
Side-by-side neighborhoods Psirri and Gazi provide some of the city’s prime nightlife. The almost claustrophobic streets of Psirri feature an interesting blend of original small businesses with the restaurants, cafés and bars that have recently sprouted up. The central artery of Agion Anargiron Street has lively places to eat or drink. Further west, you can visit the peaceful ancient cemetery of Keramikos, then cross busy Pireos Street to find yourself in Gazi. With the huge Technopolis performance and art complex converted from old gasworks at its heart, you really have to come at night to appreciate this maze of bars at its best, although a daytime stroll will allow you to admire the excellent street art.
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