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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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Lovely to wander around

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank MarcusHurley
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Chestnut Ridge, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grave monuments and artefacts found during excavation of the cemetery are on display. Entry was about €5 each. One bonus is that it was nothing like as crowded as other central Athens sites.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not see anything interesting there, all are totally dilapidated condition. May be the historians like this place.

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Lauder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kerameikos Cemetary lies at the foot of Ermou Street in Athens, about 2 km from Syntagma Square and worth every minute of the walk. Wonderful archaeological excavations of a fairly large area. Many of the originals now in the beautiful little museum have been replaced on the site with replicas. Lovely place for a walk with many examples of unusual... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is about 5 mins from the Ancient Agora and definitely worth walking round to see the remains of the site. You can pay to go inside and there is a museum there although I don't know if I would have paid if it wasn't part of the Acropolis pass. you can see the whole huge cemetery from outside.

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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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