Kerameikos There is also an excellent small museum.
There is also an excellent small museum.
This lush, tranquil site, uncovered in 1861 during the construction of Pireos St, is named for the potters who settled it around 3000 BC, then on the clay-rich banks of the Iridanos River.
But it’s better known as a cemetery, used through the 6th century AD, and, ironically, the grave markers give a sense of ancient life: numerous marble stelae (grave markers) are carved with vivid portraits and familiar scenes.There is also an excellent small museum.
Once inside, head for the small knoll ahead to the right, where you’ll find a plan of the site.