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“Get a guide if you visit the Keraikos ancient cemetery”

Kerameikos Cemetery
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“Get a guide if you visit the Keraikos ancient cemetery”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Its interesting to know about funeral rituals and more but it really needs a qulaified guide to help you understand. This is not one of the highest priorities for visitors to Athens, so i suggest it for those who have the time and have seen the Top Ten already.

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“Not to be missed when visiting Athens!”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Many people forget to include the ancient Kerameikos Museum and ancient cemetery when visiting Athens. It is just a few minutes from Monastiraki. Just keep going west going down Adrianou Street or get off the Metro at Thission. The museum contains many beautiful and valuable pieces found on the site and you will find out what happened to Athenians during he great Plague under Pericles. Take an easy walk afterwards on the site teaming with wildlife especially the big tortoises walking freely everywhere. Kerameikos is still a site with ongoing research. Walk down the Sacred Way a little which was used by ancient locals heading for the Eleusis ancient initiation rites.

Visited May 2013
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“Kerameikos”
Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

Great historical sight. Looks like it's further down on most people's to-do list as it had fairly light traffic when we visited. Go see it.

Visited May 2013
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Edinburgh
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“So few people”
Reviewed 1 April 2013

We were surprised to see so few people when we stopped by this lovely place. It was a wee bit of a walk from where we stayed, but not difficult at all and well worth the effort. So, if you want to see something without being surrounded by crowds...

Visited March 2013
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“Interesting site, not far from Agora”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

A lot of the sculpture and pottery in the National Museum is from this area of the city. It is a great archaeological site --get the more expensive Acropolis ticket so that you use the ticket to enter Kerameikos. Lots of shade, excellent small museum, have a map of the site because the archaeology is a bit complex to understand. You can walk to Kerameikos from the Plaka or from Thissio.

Visited March 2013
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