Only 30 minutes away from Syntagma Square, you can find the Mycenaean tholos tomb of Acharnes, located at the modern suburb of Menidi.
The tomb dates back to the 14-13th century BC, and it was discovered by German archaeologists during the 19th century. This tomb is one of the best-preserved tholos tombs of Greece and certainly the best-preserved one in Attica.
Nowadays, visitors can reach the suburb by a public bus and find the monument hidden inside a park surrounded by modern buildings. After walking down the 27 meters long road-entrance of the tomb, you’ll pass its monumental entrance and find yourselves inside the actual burial site.
The burial chamber is built as a corbelled vault, creating a large space to host more than one burials. Luckily, the tomb was found intact and unlooted and many of its impressive findings are currently on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
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