Keramikos Cemetery



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Address:

148 Ermou Street
Athens
11854 Athens, Greece

Neighborhood:

Plaka

Contact:

tel: +30 210 346 3552
visit website

Hours:

The Kerameikos and the Oberlaender Museum are usually open in summer Tues-Sun 8am-7pm; winter Tues-Sun 8:30am-6pm, although in winter it may close as early as 2:30pm

Strenuousness:

Easy

Description:

Along the lower end of Ermou (heading towards Gazi) is Keramikos, the main cemetery of ancient Athens. There are two gates at the cemetery walls, the Dipylon Gate through which travellers used to enter the ancient city and the Sacred Gate used during the Panathenaic and Eleusinian processions. There are tombs here dating back to the 12th century BC, and also a small museum on the site. Closest metro station is Thissio and a little further is Keramikos. Tour around Monastiraki and the Ancient Agora.

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