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Kerameikos Cemetery, Athens

#14 of 64 in Historic Sites in Athens
Cemetery · Ruin
Walk along the graves of ancient Athens' most prominent citizens at Kerameikos Cemetery. Apart from the cemetery, this archeological site, which was rediscovered in 1861, features the remains of the city walls dating back to the 5th century BCE, and two famous city gates. Notice the nearby platform from which Pericles gave his historic speech after the Peloponnesian Wars. Visit the small onsite museum with a vast collection of funerary sculptures, steles, and terracotta figurines. Plan to see Kerameikos Cemetery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Athens online travel route planner.
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  • Big area of ruins well maintained, and with many informative signs around. From the outside you can see pretty much the entire area but if you have time, it is worth it to go inside. Use your...  more »
  • This is one of the places that is included on the €30 combo ticket and I thought it was really interesting to see, though you can get a pretty good overview of the site from the outside. It's an...  more »
  • Beautiful place, you can see such ancient graves and the old wall that would have surrounded Athens. Seems it's seldom visited by most tourists so I'd definitely recommend. Cold drinks machine selling 500ml water for 50¢ is a great help at the entrance. Small museum inside included in ticket cost, would recommend if you are interested in ancient masonry and pottery etc.
  • As all other historical sites in Athens, this one is also very well prepared for tourists. I liked it here. It's quiet, and taken good care of. It was very interesting to visit. Plenty of informational tables. It was included in the ticket that we bought for multiple historical sites and it was definitely worth spending the money on it.

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