Must-see attractions in Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

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Old columns in the ancient grave yard at Keramikos Archaeological Site.


    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    This lush, tranquil site is named for the potters who settled it around 3000 BC. It was used as a cemetery through the 6th century AD. The grave markers…

  • Athens, Greece - December 28, 2017: Exposition of the Museum of Islamic Art in Athens, Greece.

    Museum of Islamic Art

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    While not particularly large, this museum houses a significant collection of Islamic art. Four floors of a mansion display, in ascending chronological…

  • A decorative sphere at the exhibition centre Technopolis at Gazi.

    Industrial Gas Museum

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    It's fascinating to follow the walking route that runs through the old gasworks in Gazi, in operation from 1862 until 1984. The preserved complex of…

  • Benaki Museum at 138 Pireos St

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    While the main Benaki Museum of Greek Culture displays the classical and traditional, this annexe focuses on modern and inventive. Apart from a few…

  • Ancient bas-relief on grave stele in Kerameikos with scene from Palaestra - wrestlers in action. On the left an athlete is ready to jump, on the right another one prepairing the pit. Athens, Greece; Shutterstock ID 1745203673; your: Erin Lenczycki; gl: 65050 ; netsuite: Digital; full: Digital

    Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    Visit the small museum at Kerameikos to see the originals of some pieces that are shown in replica around the historical site: delicate grave stelae …

  • Old OSY Depot

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    This former tram depot is used for various events throughout the year including the Athens Street Food Festival. Its exterior is also the canvas for some…

  • Beth Shalom Synagogue

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    Athens' main synagogue is a handsome white marble building dating to 1935. Renovated in 1972, it has two stained-glass windows with abstract designs…

  • Municipal Gallery of Athens

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    This city-run gallery has temporary exhibits, sometimes featuring Greek artists but not always. It's definitely worth a peek as it's set in a grand…

  • A row of pottery in different shapes and sizes lined up outside against the wall of a museum in the Keramikos neighborhood of Athens, Greece; Shutterstock ID 2222064069; your: Erin Lenczycki; gl: 65050; netsuite: Digital; full: POI

    Museum of Traditional Pottery

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    If the Kerameikos site sparks your curiosity, head to this small museum around the corner. In a lovely neoclassical building, it's dedicated to the…

  • Dipylon Gate

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    Within Kerameikos, the Dipylon Gate, northeast of the Sacred Gate, was the main entrance to the ancient city of Athens, and the point where the…

  • Ets Hayim Synagogue

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    This compact Romaniote synagogue, built in 1904 and renovated in 2010, is now used only for services on high holidays. The raised main hall is reached via…

  • Sacred Gate

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    Inside the ancient site of Kerameikos lie the remains of the city wall built by Themistocles in 479 BC, then rebuilt by Konon in 394 BC. The wall is…

  • Holocaust Memorial

    Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

    Greek-American sculptor Deanna Maganias' concept for the city's memorial to the victims of the Holocaust is a fragmented Star of David, made from Egyptian…

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