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Kerameikos Cemetery, Athens

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Walk along the graves of ancient Athens' most prominent citizens at Kerameikos Cemetery. Apart from the cemetery, this archeological site, which was rediscovered in 1861, features the remains of the city walls dating back to the 5th century BCE, and two famous city gates. Notice the nearby platform from which Pericles gave his historic speech after the Peloponnesian Wars. Visit the small onsite museum with a vast collection of funerary sculptures, steles, and terracotta figurines. Plan to see Kerameikos Cemetery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Athens online travel route planner .
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  • This museum and cemetery is not far from the Agora. It has much less importance than the 5 major sites and I recommend it if you have a lot of time. There is a small museum with some beautiful pieces (Taurus), and a nice walk in the cemetery.
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  • Kerameikos Archeological Site and Museum is an ancient cemetery with fascinatingly built grave sculptures—steles. Start with the superb museum to gain an appreciation for what was found on this archeo...  more »
  • The Necropolis of Ceramico is located in what used to be the ancient cemetery of Athens. In the middle of the site, you can see two of Athens' most famous entrance gates, the Dypilon and the Holy Gate, named after the Sacred Way that extends within the site. A few meters beside, the River Eridano still flows, well hidden by the engineering works of the Roman era. Inside you can also visit the small museum that houses steles and sculptures from the site, as well as a large production of ceramic vases and figurines.
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  • Beautiful place, you can see such ancient graves and the old wall that would have surrounded Athens. Seems it's seldom visited by most tourists so I'd definitely recommend. Cold drinks machine selling 500ml water for 50¢ is a great help at the entrance. Small museum inside included in ticket cost, would recommend if you are interested in ancient masonry and pottery etc.
  • As all other historical sites in Athens, this one is also very well prepared for tourists. I liked it here. It's quiet, and taken good care of. It was very interesting to visit. Plenty of informational tables. It was included in the ticket that we bought for multiple historical sites and it was definitely worth spending the money on it.
  • Interesting if you know the story! Nice museum in the site.
  • Honestly kind of underwhelming. It was part of the Athens archaeological sites pass that we got so we went, but if it weren’t part of that deal I wouldn’t go. Saw some cool turtles though. There were a bunch of turtles eating grass and flowers.
  • If you are interested in ancient stuff this is an interesting place. A wide range of different architectural styles and ancient burial sites.
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