Kerameikos Athens

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Kerameikos – The ancient cemetery

While in Athens, why not take a walk around the first public cemetery of the city, Kerameikos? Maybe it is not on the list with the most famous ancient places that one can visit but it’s worth it!

While walking on Ermou street, facing Technopolis Gazi, before the end of the pedestrian area, you can find the entrance to Kerameikos cemetery on your right hand side. 

It was the most important cemetery of ancient Athens, as it used to be the first public cemetery and also was the border of the city. It also was part of the Municipality of “Kerameon”, one of the biggest municipalities in Ancient Athens! 

When you enter the place, time starts to move at a different pace! Forget the hectic pace of Pireos street where all these cars are passing by. You can relax by watching the turtles, taking a moment of rest under the olive trees, or enjoy a sunny day among the statues.

Do not miss visiting its museum as well, with really interesting exhibitions that can be found only here!

Lose yourself among margarita flowers, statues and ancient graves. 

PS: Entrance is free every first Sunday of the month from November 1st to March 31st!

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Details about this spot



Ermou 150 , Athens

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:00


Entrance: € 8


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)