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The Kerameikos

Ermou 148, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #79 of 193 attractions in Athens
Type: Cemeteries
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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We discovered this quite by accident. It was really worth the time to visit. Entry is covered in with your Acropolis ticket. There were only a handful of people there which made it more relaxing and able to take photographs without people walking in front of you. You can actually walk among the ruins and the graves. The museum is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a short walk from central Athens and worth visiting. There is an interesting museum with artifacts inside and an archaeological site to visit after browsing through the museum. One can easily spend 2 or 3 hours visiting this place. If you're in Athens and have the time, be sure and visit this museum and site.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Not worth visting nothing special far away from acropolis you can get jn for free if you got to see the acropolis but not worth the trip to go see it me and my wife had the free tickets and we didnt even bother to waste time to go inside we looked at it from outside the gates and left

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This historic cemetery is a green oasis at the heart of Athens. It preserves part of one of the rivers of ancient Athens, one of the gates of the ancient walled city and numerous public and private grave monuments of great historical significance. Beautiful sculptures that served as grave markers are preserved in the Museum. Look out for the marble... More

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I bought a ticket for 12 Euros covering the Acropolis and most other major archaeological sites in Athens - including Kerameikos. I enjoyed it much more than the Roman Forum, but not as much as the Agora Market. The museum was especially good (included as part of the entry ticket), and the site was interesting to explore. Though as with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Its interesting to know about funeral rituals and more but it really needs a qulaified guide to help you understand. This is not one of the highest priorities for visitors to Athens, so i suggest it for those who have the time and have seen the Top Ten already.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Many people forget to include the ancient Kerameikos Museum and ancient cemetery when visiting Athens. It is just a few minutes from Monastiraki. Just keep going west going down Adrianou Street or get off the Metro at Thission. The museum contains many beautiful and valuable pieces found on the site and you will find out what happened to Athenians during... More

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Great historical sight. Looks like it's further down on most people's to-do list as it had fairly light traffic when we visited. Go see it.

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