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Kerameikos Cemetery, Athens

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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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  • We walked around the outside of the cemetery as you can see a majority of that way without having to pay the entry fee. Bull statues is out on the outside which seems to a main attraction of this and....  more
    We walked around the outside of the cemetery as you can see a majority of that way without having to pay the entry fee. Bull statues is out on the outside which seems to a main attraction of this and....  more »
  • This site was a total surprise for me. I felt the history more here than at both the Ancient and Roman Agoras. Of course they're "ruins", I don't know what some reviewers here expected! Added bonus... 
    This site was a total surprise for me. I felt the history more here than at both the Ancient and Roman Agoras. Of course they're "ruins", I don't know what some reviewers here expected! Added bonus...  more »
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  • It's a great archeological site. There were plenty of signage showing the map and explanations of the area. The adult entrance ticket was 4€. We went during spring time and the whole site was green with some wild flowers starting to bloom. It would look quite different in the summer I assume.
  • One of the major Athinian sites in my view. Get some information before you go, even if it is just a page. It will enhance your visit.

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