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“Great cemetery”

Kerameikos Cemetery
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great cemetery”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Perhaps that best part of this place is that it is a little off the beaten path and lots of people didnt find it so we had it to ourselves. The tombstones are ancient with great sculptures and you can also see the old city wall. In addition there is a great little museum on site with all the valuable stuff they found (and there is AC if you are hot). TIP – if you purchase the Athens historical site combo ticket for the Acropolis that cost is 12€ too, but you also receive entrance to the Roman Agora, Ancient Agora (and museum), Theater of Dionysus (south slope), Kerameikos (ancient cemetery with a museum) and Hadrian’s Library. Each of these sites costs you 2€ more without it so don’t just pay to the see the Acropolis when you can get all these sites for the same cost!

Visited July 2014
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“Unexpected surprise”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We discovered this quite by accident. It was really worth the time to visit. Entry is covered in with your Acropolis ticket. There were only a handful of people there which made it more relaxing and able to take photographs without people walking in front of you. You can actually walk among the ruins and the graves. The museum is well worth a visit too. Keep a eye out for the tortoises

Visited June 2014
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“Enjoyed this museum and archaeological site”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is a short walk from central Athens and worth visiting. There is an interesting museum with artifacts inside and an archaeological site to visit after browsing through the museum. One can easily spend 2 or 3 hours visiting this place. If you're in Athens and have the time, be sure and visit this museum and site.

Visited April 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

Not worth visting nothing special far away from acropolis you can get jn for free if you got to see the acropolis but not worth the trip to go see it me and my wife had the free tickets and we didnt even bother to waste time to go inside we looked at it from outside the gates and left

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Athens, Greece
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“Romantic cemetery and sculpture museum”
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.

Visited April 2013
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