Kerameikos Cemetery
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Neighbourhood: Psirri / Gazi
Side-by-side neighbourhoods Psirri and Gazi provide some of the city’s prime nightlife. The almost claustrophobic streets of Psirri feature an interesting blend of original small businesses with the restaurants, cafés and bars that have recently sprouted up. The central artery of Agion Anargiron Street has lively places to eat or drink. Further west, you can visit the peaceful ancient cemetery of Keramikos, then cross busy Pireos Street to find yourself in Gazi. With the huge Technopolis performance and art complex converted from old gasworks at its heart, you really have to come at night to appreciate this maze of bars at its best, although a daytime stroll will allow you to admire the excellent street art.
How to get there
  • Thissio • 4 min walk
  • Monastiraki • 9 min walk
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DuncanE145
Halesowen29 contributions
Nov 2022
There were a lot of artifacts from the cemetery when we visited the National Archeological Museum, so we made the effort to visit the site itself. It's not too far from the Ancient Agora but feels like it's tucked away. You can see part of the old city walls and the ancient Greek engineering to re-direct the waterway - typically still working after nearly 2,500 years! There are some graves but a lot of the best relics are sited in museums elsewhere, nevertheless, well worth a visit, particularly as part of the €30 combined ticket.
Written 15 November 2022
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paul and monica h
Crawley, UK150 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
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 burial rites that went on during the time. It was one of our €30 deal for six sites.
Written 29 October 2022
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Senioronabudget
Kent, WA965 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
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.
Written 21 October 2022
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CraigH0901
Adelaide, Australia1,111 contributions
Sep 2022
We took the Metro to Thessios station and walked from there. Not a long walk at all. The grounds of the Cemetary are quite large and there is a lot more than just headstones and burial sites. We bought an audio tour separately to the tickets and that helped quite a lot with understanding the background story and what was inside the park. I would suggest buying a ticket to the archaeological sites for EUR30 which covers this site and many more. Take time to have a good look around the walls, the old buildings, fountains, gates etc. Really interesting and important historical site.
Written 6 September 2022
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VTJedi
Virginia3,002 contributions
May 2022
A short walk from Manstiraki and the Ancient Agora and you'll be here at the cemetery (which is so much more than just a cemetery). We enjoyed our walk here but it was quite hot and there is no shade so we didn't spent but a half hour here. Admission included with the combined ticket to other ancient sites.
Written 28 August 2022
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NATASHA S
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Unfortunately the museum part is closed. Not much to see. Found it very boring. Much better things to do in Athens. And not much shade either.
Written 19 July 2022
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EllenChr
Oslo, Norway2,377 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
It’s suite far to walk - especially in the heat - and not much to see in my view. Especially as the smal museum was closed (and looked like it would be for some time).
Written 19 July 2022
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,826 contributions
Jun 2022
Not a long walk from Hadrian’s Library or the Athens Agora, less than ten minutes. Quite an interesting collection of tomb markings, pillars, and ancient holy road and the remains of many buildings. Again not on the striking scale of the Acropolis site but worth a look if you have the time.
Written 8 July 2022
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Jana V
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Museum (indoor) is closed from 15th Jun 2022... we didnt noticed it... Google didnt show this... You can just walk outside in area of Kerameikos
Written 18 June 2022
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Vikki G
Peterborough, Canada152 contributions
Feb 2022
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 there is signs outside explaining the area inside the fences.

Very cool to see.
Written 28 February 2022
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