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The Kerameikos

An ancient cemetery to complete your sightseeing tour

A visit to the Kerameikos will explain many things about Ancient Greek culture. The Kerameikos is in fact an ancient cemetery. What's more, it was the largest and most important in the whole city. It was so big that it was divided into two sections. One was inside the walls of the citadel and the other was outside these walls. For the Greeks, the rituals surrounding death and burial rites were part of everyday life and were seen on a regular basis. This explains why when visiting this cemetery, you'll also find the ruins of a thermal bath circuit and a primitive gym, dating back to the 5th century BC. The Street of Tombs, where key figures from the Greek Empire are buried, runs through the ruins of this cemetery. A journey to the heart of Greek culture.

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