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The Kerameikos

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Address: Ermou 148, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 01/346-3552
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Museum Closed - quite Boring

We went to this attraction as we were told it was a great place to see while in Athens, we were hugely disappointed when we arrived to know that the museum was closed, we... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went to this attraction as we were told it was a great place to see while in Athens, we were hugely disappointed when we arrived to know that the museum was closed, we endeavoured to see the historical site. The literature on arrival that was given to us was not just for this site but for all important sites... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A very important archaeological site in the city center of Athens, including a small museum insite. Many findings are very well preserved. There is an ongoing archaeological research in the tombs area.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Yes, it's more Greek ruins in a city full of Greek ruins but this ancient cemetery is serene, beautiful and well worth a visit. An easy short walk from Monasteraki station along a road which skirts the edge of the Agora. This ruined cemetery houses some of the most magnificent intact gravestones and memorials which give a fascinating and intimate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

If you have the time, the Kerameikos was the ancient heart of Athens, and also an ancient cemetery. The museum helps to explain a lot and you can spent a lot of time walking all the grounds to see everything. It can start to get really hot as lunch gets closer, so try and hit this one early in the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A most interesting archaeological site. The ancient cemetery of Athens, dating to the 7th century BC. Good small museum. And on the way back, walk up the lower part of Ermou - very different to the top shops of the upper section past Monasteraki.

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stamford, ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stroll through this ancient cemetery and admire the intricate tombstones. Very few tourists her. Worth a visit if you have the time. Nice small museum near the entrance

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Fryazino, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The site was discovered during the Athens metro construction and includes ruins of city walls, Panathenaic games preparation center, pottery production district (Kerameikos) and the main city cemetery for noble citizens. The site museum is near the entrance, there you'll see lots of ceramics, tomb monuments and even some archaic statues recovered out of the Piraeus road basement. The fee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

You should definately visit Kerameikos!You wil enjoy a nice walk.We liked the ancient tombstones and the sculptures

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Off the beaten path, few folks here, part of your Acropolis admission and worth a stroll thru and around.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Perhaps that best part of this place is that it is a little off the beaten path and lots of people didnt find it so we had it to ourselves. The tombstones are ancient with great sculptures and you can also see the old city wall. In addition there is a great little museum on site with all the valuable... More 

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