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Kerameikos, Today & in Antiquity

03.02.2016 in History

Kerameikos, Today & in Antiquity Is it possible to imagine that a small region in the heart of the contemporary city of Athens hides a place of incomparable beauty? It is this neighborhood that the historian Thucydides used to call κάλλιστον προάστιον, the “most beautiful of the Athenian suburbs.” Surrounded by modern buildings, bars, restaurants and art galleries, Kerameikos, gives visitors a glimpse at the conception of the historical and architectural endurance of Athens. Apart from being an “oasis” of serenity and tranquility amidst noisy and crowded streets, Kerameikos reveals a more diverse history: that of the living and the…