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“Another Piece to the Athens Puzzle”
Review of Keramikos Cemetery

Keramikos Cemetery
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
Ranked #55 of 337 things to do in Athens
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

This attraction is included in the fee for the Acropolis. We found that by visiting all of the sights included in the pass, our appreciation and knowledge base increased measurably.
We decided to explore the paths of the cemetery before entering the museum gem. We were grateful to have our travel book. We found much of the printed information incomplete and even confusing since some of the signs were orientated incorrectly. Most significant to us was the ruin of the Pompeion with evidence of a massive courtyard. This was the beginning point of the ancient Panathenaic procession, a holy parade that included hauling a huge ship up the Sacred Way to the Acropolis.
The museum is small, but well done. It includes artifacts relating to burial practices which, like modern times, reflect significant social customs.

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Open, peaceful,many of the famous grave monuments have been replaced by very good copies a pleasant park in which you can spend afeww hours drinking in the ambience of the ancient past

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

This cemetery/museum was one of my favorite sites in Athens. Looking at the headstones, particularly those inside the museum, one could understand a bit of what the ancients valued, particularly those of a higher social stature. I found the grounds to be peaceful. After I spent some time touring, I found a bench under a tree and drank some water purchased from a nearby machine. All in all, it was peaceful, informative, not crowded at all and very much a good use of my time. It was a bit difficult to find, but well worth the effort.

Thank Geraldine S
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is part of the Acropolis Pass (otherwise 2 euros) and is well worth the visit just for the little museum. In a small area you can quickly gain an appreciation of what the National Archeological Museum has to offer in a fraction of the time. The cemetery itself is a bit of a let down due to poor interpretation, but you get to wander through the ruins without the interruption that occurs at other sites. To me out of the Acropolis Pass sites this was the pick of them largely because of the small museum.
This was the one place where in the Acropolis Pass group that had really nice and helpful staff.
Be aware that opening times can be a bit varied. When I first went it had closed at 3pm but the next day it was open until 5pm.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

I love Keramikos.... It's often deserted and is a little green oasis...but it also can, with a bit of imagination, give you a real sense of ancient Athens... You literally walk the road of the Eleusian procession, up to the Sacred Gate, with the Acropolis rising in the distance... You pass the tombs, you walk where Pericles stood to give his oration. Just inside the walls are the remains of the houses of ordinary Athenians... If you can, read a book called "Fish Cakes and Courtesans" and you'll discover what each was used for... The clue is in the title... Just wander around, let yourself drift back in time, enjoy the tranquility and look out for the tortoises by the little stream running through the centre of the site...

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