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“Romantic cemetery and sculpture museum”

Kerameikos Cemetery
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

This historic cemetery is a green oasis at the heart of Athens. It preserves part of one of the rivers of ancient Athens, one of the gates of the ancient walled city and numerous public and private grave monuments of great historical significance. Beautiful sculptures that served as grave markers are preserved in the Museum. Look out for the marble dog decorating a grave precinct, and for the case with finds from a communal grave of plague victims during the Peloponnesian War.

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Reviewed 26 June 2013

I bought a ticket for 12 Euros covering the Acropolis and most other major archaeological sites in Athens - including Kerameikos. I enjoyed it much more than the Roman Forum, but not as much as the Agora Market. The museum was especially good (included as part of the entry ticket), and the site was interesting to explore. Though as with a lot of the other sites in Athens it could have benefitted from some better-written signs and maybe an audio guide. The information we were presented with was very.. dry.. which was a shame, since I was keen to learn more about the site.

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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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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.

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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.

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