Kerameikos Cemetery, Athens
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Kerameikos Cemetery is located in Athens. Make Kerameikos Cemetery a centerpiece of your Athens vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Athens family vacation planner.
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Forse perché ci siamo stati la mattina molto presto o forse perché non è un sito così conosciuto tra noi turisti o forse perché un cimitero, anche se antico, così deve essere, ci siamo trovati a cammi... read more »Maybe because we were really early in the morning or maybe because it is not a site so popular with us tourists or perhaps because a cemetery, although ancient, so it needs to be, we had to walk in a quiet and picturesque, of peace. Unfortunately not much is left of what were to be the magnificent tombs, still worth to take a half an hour and walk among the exhibits. Nice and interesting little Museum.show original
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... read more »
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 t... read more »
I loved my visit here. You might visit the Archaeological Museum first and see all of the beautiful ancient tombstones there, then head to this ancient Athenian cemetery to see where they were located. The site also has a small, excellent museum. Some of the tombstones in place are original, others are reproductions. The road through the cemetery led to Ancient Athens and was called the Sacred Way. The site also includes the location of Plato's Academy. Keep your eyes out for a cool tortoise that wanders through the place. But puh-leeze, don't pound on his shell, like so many tourists do! Poor tortoise.
West of the Ancient Agora people often overlook this very cool place! Not only a cemetery ...it's where the ruin of the Dipylon Gate is (the biggest of the 15 gates of Ancient Athens' Themistolceian city wall) It was where all the potters were (Kerameis). Small and easy to see.
It was absolutely astounding and my family loved it
A less known symbol of the ancient Athenian glory. The walls are well preserved and so does the cemetery.
One of the most beautiful archaeological sites of Athens
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