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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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  • Tucked away from all the other sites, this cemetery was worth a visit although its museum was closed for renovation at the time of our visit. Its got lots of information about the city walls and... 
    Tucked away from all the other sites, this cemetery was worth a visit although its museum was closed for renovation at the time of our visit. Its got lots of information about the city walls and...  more »
  • Unfortunately the museum was closed and no audio available to help on the visit. Some sites had signs which helped. If not included on the combo, un sure if I would make the walk. 
    Unfortunately the museum was closed and no audio available to help on the visit. Some sites had signs which helped. If not included on the combo, un sure if I would make the walk.  more »
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  • Quiet and good place to visit, interesting area with awesome monuments documenting burial procedure from every decade. The museum is also very interesting. And when you are lucky, you might see a turtle.
  • Though a small museum it has some excellent pieces and is worth the time to visit. Some of the burial pottery and grave goods are amazing.

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