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The Kerameikos

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Address: Ermou 148, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 01/346-3552

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Gorgeous! Don't miss it.

Funnily enough, few tourists ever visit here, and I have no idea why. This place is gorgeous! Dating back some 3200 years, the cemetery's grounds provide an unusual opportunity... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This cemetery and the museum are well worth the walk to this site. It still has a large number of grave stele which are so beautiful. It is good to have a guidebook which explains the symbolism of the statuary -shaking hands means saying good bye, a mother handing off an infant to someone meaning the child died at birth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Located near the center of Athens with very interesting historic background. As a burial place since the bronze age it still remains very tranquile. Really cozy and interesting museum (shame that many most valuable exhibits are now kept in the main National Archaelogical museum). Little advise: While walking among ruins-watch for turtles!;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The kerameikos Museum and sight is breathtaking! The name means that there were the workplaces of ceramists; but there was also part of the original classical times fortification of the city, and as the custom was, a burial place, for many centuries of Athenian life. Inside the Museum you will see some astonishing lively and ravishingly beautiful works of sculpture,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is not the first major site that you think of in Athens, but it is actually very interesting to see. Kerameikos holds the road and gateway into the ancient city of Athens. Only about half of what you see is cemetery, the other half are excavations that show various other uses for the area. There is a small museum... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Funnily enough, few tourists ever visit here, and I have no idea why. This place is gorgeous! Dating back some 3200 years, the cemetery's grounds provide an unusual opportunity to venture into an active archeological site. The small museum includes numerous statues and a stunning bull from the tomb of Dionysios of Kollytos. Tickets are 2 Euros for adult (including... More 

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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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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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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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Staying in Psirri / Gazi

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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.