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Keramikos Cemetery

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Psirri / Gazi
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Address: Ermou 125, Athens 99920, Greece
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nice side attraction

we had half a day/ morning to kill before the airport. so, decided to walk here. there is a neat little museum displaying the funereal artifacts. including a massive, magnificent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
lenyDorchester_Uk
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you're really interested in archeology or wish to see some interesting polygonal wall, the trip to the site is not that worth it. We took the metro to keramikos station, then from there we had to walk a few minutes to a main road, cross it and go to the right (we took a left first because the entrance... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had half a day/ morning to kill before the airport. so, decided to walk here. there is a neat little museum displaying the funereal artifacts. including a massive, magnificent marble bull. a lot of pictorial memento of the dead. family saying good bye to the deceased in a carved tablet. an old city remains nearby showed a population long... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This site is included in the 30 euro combo ticket you can buy at the Acropolis. I went here as an afterthought, because it's a longer walk than the other sites, but I am really glad I did. The relics at the museum are (in my opinion) better preserved than those in the Acropolis museum, and are more meaningful on... More 

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Thank zmrzlina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great ruins and cemetery. Also contains a very small but nice museum. It's included in the combo ticket that covers all archeological sites in Athens. It's quiet, fairly big and very interesting and I fully suggest a visit here.

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Thank Ashley S
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The ancient Kerameikos a region occupied by potters as the name suggest was on the north west fringes of ancient Athens and extend end both inside and outside the walls that know traverse the site of the excavations. Two gates the Dipylon and the Sacret Gate connected the inner with the outer Kerameikos . The area around these gates was... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Anxious to see the Acropolis early, we went there first. Next day we found Keramikos c. 10 mins walk to Ancient Agora entrance. Processions started there so it sets the scene; logic therefore suggests Day 1 - Keramikos followed by Ancient Agora (and any other central sights you choose), Day 2 Acropolis and Acropolis museum. Do not miss the Archeological... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We came to this place partly because it was on the 30-euro multisite ticket, and partly because we wanted a break from the crowds at other sites. But mostly, we came seeking the starting point of the annual Panathenaic procession, part of a yearly festival that took place each summer for over a thousand years. We found that, plus much... More 

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

History thru the cemetary markings of the times. Quite a large sprawling site with gravemarkers of the poor and wealthy. Peaceful. A lot of ants at the site check your clothing or you will be transporting some with you.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

I really don't understand why people are raving about this. It is certainly not worth 8 euros, especially after I found out that my 5 day museum ticket was valid in here and they still made me pay. Be careful of attendants saying "not valid", it happened more than once. I would say don't bother with it.

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Psirri / Gazi
Side-by-side neighbourhoods 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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