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Kerameikos Cemetery

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Address: Ermou 148 | Ermou 148, 105 53, Athens 105 53, Greece
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Phone Number: 01/346-3552
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Such a thought provoking site

When visiting this site it is important to remember that this site is where Athenians were buried in classical times. Remembering that this was once the outside of the Ancient... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When visiting this site it is important to remember that this site is where Athenians were buried in classical times. Remembering that this was once the outside of the Ancient city of Athens shows how much smaller Athens used to be. The Museum on the site is cool as it shows all of the funerary stones from the site. The... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this is a bit off the beaten path it is worth the trip to see it. It is covered with the acropolis ticket that includes entrance to other sites. The museum was interesting as was the display of artifacts right outside the museum. Note: they don't like you taking silly photos with any of the objects :-) On a... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We visited this on Sunday morning and found it very interesting especially the museum.We walked through the flea market area and then found the cemetery which is huge.

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This was one of the seven sites that came with our Acropolis ticket. It marks the eastern entrance to Ancient Athens. We had some dififculty locating it but a fascinating location.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

If you use iPhone map be careful as sent me the back end you will see railway station and its down big road you'll see Greek flag marks the spot But it's a lot to see but good view from the top as your arrive how big it is . Tomb stone all over the main entrance as was the... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Located further away from main sites, this place is not the most popular attraction, but still worth visiting since it gives insight into ancient burial ceremonies. Most structures are destroyed, so imagination is required to visualize how these buildings looked like some few centuries ago.

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The cemetery and museum are included in the €30 Acropolis combination ticket. It is a bit of a walk from the other historical sites in Athens, but it is a pleasant stroll. The surrounding neighborhood is a bit industrial. It is helpful to visit the museum first so you can get an understanding of the history of the cemetery and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

It is not easy to find the entrance to the site - it was a bit of a walk from the metro station and it was by luck we spotted the brown sign pointing to the entrance. To be fair, once you understand that most of the sites in Athens are linked by a single archaeological pedestrian street it is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This is one of the sites one can visit as part of the multi-site 30 Euro ticket which includes the Acropolis. However, most do not see it because it is somewhat out of the way. That is a mistake. This is a large ancient cemetery with some very interesting structures. One area called the Street of Tombs contains superb funereal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

There is nothing much to see in the cemetery itself but it was a wonderful surprise to actually see and touch a good portion of the ancient city wall. With the remaining wall, you can even get a feel of what it feels to be "inside" the city wall. We also saw two very interesting museum items: a curse written... 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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