The Kerameikos is an ancient cemetery located in the city of Athens, Greece. The cemetery is named after Keramos, son of Dionysus and Ariadne, a hero of potters. The area dates back to the 12th century BC when it was first used for burials, it was used for burials for many centuries after. As well as being a cemetery the area was used by potters and this can be seen through interesting sculptures and ceramics around the area.
If travelling by metro, head for the ‘Thissio’ stop on the M1 line which is a short walk away. The 21, 35, 49, 227, 500, 815 and 914 buses all stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
In the high season, the ancient cemetery is open to visitors 8am-8pm daily, it is open fewer hours during the low season. Admission is set at 8 euros for adults and 3 euros for children.