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The Kerameikos

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Address: Ermou 148, Athens 105 53, Greece
Phone Number: 01/346-3552
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Great archaeological site forgotten by most tourists

Probably because this site is more distant than the other attraction sin the city, Kerameikos is a little fogotten by other tourists. Still, this site is a must see while being in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Bremen, Germany

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California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't know about this place but it was part of the 12 Euro ticket we bought at the Acropolis. It was very interesting with a large cemetery. It was easy to walk around, had clean toilets and a small museum with good English explainations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located to the northwest of the Acropolis, which includes an extensive area both within and outside the ancient city walls. It has a very important cemetery. It is covered by the 12 Euro "Master" ticket.

Thank QusaiA
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These ruins are part of the 12€ ticket, it's worth it to get here. You can see old tombstones, and other funerary markets. There is a smaller museum in one corner of the ruins. There are a few turtles 'running' around, they move faster than you would think. You can see some of the old walls that once guarded the... More 

Thank Eva J
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure I'd have bothered with the Kerameikos if it had not been recommended to me - all I'd read was that it had been a cemetery and the old pottery area of Athens. Actually, it holds the best preserved section of the old city walls and the remains of the Dipylon Gate: the most important entrance to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large site which many decide not to visit. A great pity. Cemetery is huge and really interesting. Area is good to explore. The small museum houses some interesting excavations ( as recent as 2002) really splendid statues. Also learn about the plague that decimated population in 4-5 century BC.

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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Probably because this site is more distant than the other attraction sin the city, Kerameikos is a little fogotten by other tourists. Still, this site is a must see while being in Athens, It shows the entrance of the city and also the cemetery, not to mention that is quite peacifully.

Thank renato-sma
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Most of the original structures have been moved to a little museum near the entrance on Ermou. It makes sense to start by looking through this museum and then walking around the cemetery to see the ruins where these artifacts came from. It's quite a pleasant walking area. Many tortoises can be seen grazing. You'll recognize some replicas of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you do a little bit of background reading beforehand, you'll appreciate the importance of this site for the Ancient Greeks. The museum is very good and has pieces dating back to the bronze age. It was originally a settlement of potters and vase painters (hence the name) but was later converted into a burial ground and became the most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A 10mins walk from Ancient Agora, Kerameikos is not a popular attraction for tourist. The reason I went was because it was included in the unified ticket I bought from Acropolis. The site was better than expectation, though very quiet, but it does have a small museum showing some nice cemetary statues and ceramics.

Thank Gloriaecoli
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I took to friends from the UK to the museum and ruins around a major ceremonial gate of Ancient Athens, on the Sacred Way. It remains a peacful place where you get some intimation of the life in the ancient city of Athens. The Museum has some wonderful statues and findings from the graves and buildings in the area -... 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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