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 broken by the Sacred Gate, now visible just in its foundations. This gate spanned the Sacred Way (Iera Odos) and was the one by which pilgrims from Eleusis entered the city during the annual Eleusian procession