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Kerameikos Cemetery

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Psirri / Gazi
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Address: Ermou 148 | Ermou 148, 105 53, Athens 105 53, Greece
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Phone Number: 01/346-3552
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Peaceful and calm

This ancient burial site is entirely different from all other archaeological sites in Athens. Here you will feel the peace and calm you may not get elsewhere. every inch of this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Muscat, Oman
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the history including part of the long wall of Athens and dipylos gate walk amongst history including good museum

Thank David L
East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is on the combined ticket so don't miss it. We went there early morning in June and had the place virtually to ourselves.

Thank KevanEastYorkshire
Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kerameikos, was a region on the north-west fringes of Ancient Athens. It covers areas inside and outside of the city walls, that you can see on this site. In the centre of the site you can see 2 famous gates of Ancient Athens, the Dipylon and the Sacred Gate. The river Eridanos passed through the Sacred Gate, as it still... More 

Thank KazLoudspeaker
Mogi Das Cruzes, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At first I wasn´t so interested to visit this place, one afternonn I was walking around Thissio and decided to take a look, what a surprise...it´s a pleasant place with a good museum full of interesting pieces. When walking around Monastiraki or Thissio take a chance to see this place and scape from the heat of Athens as there are... More 

Thank Ricardo R
Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a 30 Euro multi-site ticket (worth it) and this was one of the sites. If you have such a ticket, and you've visited Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Hadrian's Library; and you have time and enjoy ruins, then visit. For us, this was not that great. There is an on-site museum (and a water fountain), and the story of the... More 

Thank Steve B
Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ancient burial site is entirely different from all other archaeological sites in Athens. Here you will feel the peace and calm you may not get elsewhere. every inch of this place is filled with history. a history of loss of loved ones.

Thank njan45
Crete, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This open air museum is a true gem, located on the outskirts of the concrete jungle of the city of Athens. It's very peaceful and it has plenty of rest stops in it. You are basically walking along ancient paths where the rich greeks of antiquity were buried 2500 years ago or so. It has a relaxing atmosphere and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keramikos is to the north west of the Acropolis and the other wide of the railway from Agora. It would be easy to look at it on the may and say 'too far' My advice is not to overlook this site and the excellent museum there was well. It is about five minutes walk to get to Keramikos from the... More 

Thank RickyCafe
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This happened to be one of our favourite places to visit. My 12 year old and I spent a long time in here going through every inch of the site. The museum was a great surprise. We spent more time here than at other museums just because there were few people, and the way it was displayed was great. It... More 

Thank Ashaboo
Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A sneak peak into private feelings of ancient Athens. Rare chane to take a glimpse at their emotions. Relaxed atmosphere not crowded.

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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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