The museum of Kerameikos
was built in 1937 on the plans of H. Johannes,
with a donation of Gustav Oberlaender.
It was enlarged in the 1960’s with the support
of the Boehringer brothers.
At the site of Keramikos the visitor can see
the walls of the ancient city of Athens
and the main monumental gate to the town.
The entrance to the city had at both sides two big towers
that were used for protection against hostile armies.
A small part of the Sacred road leading from the suburbs
to the Sacred Rock of Acropolis can also be seen here.
Next to the road there is the canal where
the ancient river Iridanos flowed.
Three of the rooms house artifacts found in the Kerameikos necropolis,
the other room houses sculptures found from all archaeological eras.
Many of the artifacts found in Kerameikos are funerary or otherwise
death-related and reflect the Athenian attitudes towards the afterlife.
As such, many of the sculptures exhibited here are urns,
lekythoi, grave reliefs, stelae, in addition to jewelry etc.
Full: €8, Reduced: €4
Special ticket package: Full: €30, Reduced: €15.
The price for the unified ticket will change to
30 Euros (reduced 15 Euros) and will have valid for 5 days.
Valid for: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens,
Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Archaeological Site of Lykeion,
Hadrian’s Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora,
North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens,
Free admission days:
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
28 October Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st.