Day 292 – Athens, Greece
After checking out of our hotel at noon, we put our bags in storage and went out to enjoy our last day in Athens. I am happy to report that public transportation is back in full operation today. This afternoon we visited the Greek ruins of Kerameikos. Kerameikos was the official cemetery of ancient Athens (dating back to the Prehistoric period). Next to the Kerameikos archaeological site is a wonderful museum which houses an incredible collection of tombstones, vases, grave offerings, jewelry, pottery, and many other interesting artifacts. It was fascinating to see this collection and to learn about ancient funerary rituals. Tonight we are hopping on an overnight ferry to a beautiful Greek island called Samos.
(Museum of Kerameikos)