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 of the city's best pieces of street art including, along the wall on Pireos, a homage to famous Leonardo da Vinci images by INO (http://ino.net), an internationally famous Greek street artist who, like Banksy, keeps his real identity secret.

INO's works can be recognised by his trademark monotone designs enlivened by bold splashes of vivid light blue. They usually make subtle political messages – take note of the rioter and policeman reflected in the Mona Lisa's eyes.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio attractions

1. Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos

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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 …

2. Kerameikos


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…

3. Industrial Gas Museum

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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…

4. Melina Merkouri Cultural Centre

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For anyone who loves the Greek tradition of karagiozi (shadow puppets), this free museum is a treat, packed with the creations of master puppeteer…

5. Sacred Gate

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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…

6. Agios Athanasios Church


This church has gone through several incarnations over the centuries and sits on the site of a former ancient monument. Just down the street is the oldest…

7. Dipylon Gate

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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…

8. Holocaust Memorial

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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…