We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kerameikos Cemetery

Certificate of Excellence
Psirri / Gazi
As featured in Ancient Athens in 4 days
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Ermou 148 | Ermou 148, 105 53, Athens 105 53, Greece
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Get Lost in Athens with an Insider
More Info
and up
Athens City Pass including Acropolis and hop-on-hop-off bus
More Info
and up
Athens Scenic Bike Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 234 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
  • 39
    Very good
  • 12
  • 6
  • 1
Became the most important cemetery of Ancient Athens

Firstly, this ancient cemetery is set over a large area so allow enough time to see all of it (it opened early but shut at 14:45 when I was there). There are little corners with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Add Photo Write a Review

234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 124: English reviews
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Firstly, this ancient cemetery is set over a large area so allow enough time to see all of it (it opened early but shut at 14:45 when I was there). There are little corners with tombstones and funerary monuments and, if you are like me, you want to check out every nook and cranny so that you don't miss anything.... More 

Thank SKT005
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
891 reviews
581 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 484 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful ,peaceful place to visit - the main cemetery in Athens in ancient times and it is very easy to get a picture of its one time significance from the extensive ruins visitable here. There is a lovely little museum within the complex with lots of artefacts found in the excavations of the site, most notably the Marble Bull... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Level Contributor
162 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Really a lot of history here (as throughout athens) with the pantheatic highway passing through the middle and you can really imagine the streets of tombs as you stroll through it Also has a nice little museum

Thank Edward A
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Interesting place to roam for those who's not superstitious and afraid of cemeteries. The place is already more like a park and monument of history/

Thank julya407
Level Contributor
93 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

When visiting this site it is important to remember that this site is where Athenians were buried in classical times. Remembering that this was once the outside of the Ancient city of Athens shows how much smaller Athens used to be. The Museum on the site is cool as it shows all of the funerary stones from the site. The... More 

1 Thank RachaelMildenhall
Waterloo, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

While this is a bit off the beaten path it is worth the trip to see it. It is covered with the acropolis ticket that includes entrance to other sites. The museum was interesting as was the display of artifacts right outside the museum. Note: they don't like you taking silly photos with any of the objects :-) On a... More 

1 Thank amandamckenzie
Woking, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited this on Sunday morning and found it very interesting especially the museum.We walked through the flea market area and then found the cemetery which is huge.

Thank H M
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was one of the seven sites that came with our Acropolis ticket. It marks the eastern entrance to Ancient Athens. We had some dififculty locating it but a fascinating location.

Thank MelBobRedux
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you use iPhone map be careful as sent me the back end you will see railway station and its down big road you'll see Greek flag marks the spot But it's a lot to see but good view from the top as your arrive how big it is . Tomb stone all over the main entrance as was the... More 

1 Thank markhus
Krakow, Poland
Level Contributor
744 reviews
372 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Located further away from main sites, this place is not the most popular attraction, but still worth visiting since it gives insight into ancient burial ceremonies. Most structures are destroyed, so imagination is required to visualize how these buildings looked like some few centuries ago.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979

Travellers who viewed Kerameikos Cemetery also viewed


Been to Kerameikos Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kerameikos Cemetery and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Kerameikos Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Psirri / Gazi

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood