HISTORY
DESCRIPTION
THE MUSEUM
INFORMATION
PHOTOGALLERY
 
 
 
  Administrative Information
 
 

Official Unit:
Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens

148 Ermou St., Athens, Athens (Prefecture of Attiki)

Telephone: +30 210 3463552
Email: efaath@culture.gr

 
 
Tickets
Full: €8, Reduced: €4
Valid for the archaeological site and the museum of Kerameikos. Tickets are available at ticket offices on site as well as online.
From 1st of November till 31st of March (1/11-31/03) each year, a reduced rate only for single-use tickets is valid for all state owned archaeological sites and museums
Special ticket package: Full: €30, Reduced: €-
Valid for 5 days.
NOTE: As of July 1st 2019, reduced combined tickets will no longer be issued. Reduced combined tickets issued before this date which have not been used, remain valid.
In order to purchase tickets online visit the official e-ticketing service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports at www.etickets.tap.gr
Valid for: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Archaeological Site of Lykeion, Hadrian's Library, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of the Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis
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
Free admission for:
For information about free and reduced admission to Greek State Archaeological Sites, Monuments and Museums please press here
 
  Open

08:00-20:00 (last admission: 19:45)

Reopening of all archaeological sites as of Monday, May 18th.

Safety instructions and necessary precautions for the visitors of the Kerameikos archaeological site, due to the COVID 19 pandemic:

- The maximum number of visitors in the archaeological site at any given time must not exceed 200 individuals.
- The course of the visit may be modified and special restrictions may be imposed due to the circumstances. Visitors must always adhere to the guidelines of the guards of the site.
- A distance of 1,5m. minimum should be maintained by visitors at all times as a precautionary measure, especially when queuing.
- Non-medical protective face masks and frequent use of an antiseptic solution containing no less than 70% alcohol are strongly advised.
- Payment by electronic means and cards should be preferred over bank notes whenever possible.

Group visits –guided tours
- No more than two groups of 20 persons each may be touring the site at any given time.
- In case of guided tours of groups of 4 individuals or more, the tour guides should advise the participants of all the precautionary measures in effect, accompany them throughout their visit until they exit the site and observe that they follow all safety measures and precautions.
- Tour guides are obliged to wear a non-medical face mask during the guided tour.
- The use of electronic devices facilitating the guided tour (wireless microphone and ear buds) is mandatory for all members of guided groups.

MUSEUM
Social distancing rules and preventive measures must be respected when visiting the museum:
- Visitors must keep a safety distance of at least 2m.
- Maximum number of visitors inside the museum at one time: 25
- Face masks are mandatory for all visitors inside the museum
- Frequent use of antiseptic hydroalcoholic gel containing no less than 70% alcohol is strongly recommended before entering the Museum

Organized visits –Tour guides
- Group visits to the Museum should not exceed 8 persons per group

Holidays
1 January: closed
25 March: closed
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
 
  Amenities for the physically challenged
The archaeological site of Kerameikos is accessible for the most part to visitors with reduced mobility and wheelchair users (with aid), via the main entrance at 148 Ermou str.
The archaeological museum of Kerameikos is fully accessible to visitors with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. A WC for persons with special needs is also provided. You can see the accessible passage at http://theheartofancientathens.gr/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/efaath_Kerameikos_accessibility.jpg

At the site information desk, at the entrance, tactile site plans and brochures in Braille in Greek and English are available for visually impaired visitors.
Moreover, our internet site presenting the Archaeological Sites that have been awarded the European Heritage Label (www.theheartofancientathens.gr), is fully accessible to blind and partially sighted people in Greek, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
 
  Access
For pedestrians the site is at the end of the pedestrians' Ermou Street towards Piraeus Av.
METRO and Electrical Railway: Thiseion station. By car parking is possible only at the area of Gazochori (Gazi, Piraeus Av.).
 
  Shop
The Site's bookshop sells a collection of items provided by the Fund of Archaeological Proceeds as well as other publications (books, leaflets, casts etc.)
 
  Suggestive Bibliography
Richter G.M.A., Korai. Archaic Greek Maidens, London 1968
Λαμπρόπουλος Β.Ν., Κεραμικά, τεχνολογία, διάβρωση και συντήρηση, Αθήνα 1996
 
  Services
 
 
See also
Other museums and archaeological sites in the same prefecture
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Western Hills
Aghia Triada, Megara (today Neo Meli)
Amphiareio, Oropos
Ancient Agora of Athens
Ancient Fortress of Aigosthena
Ancient Iera Odos (Sacred Way) - Estavromenou Square, Athens METRO - "Aigaleo" Station
Ancient Pagai (Alepochori)
Archaeologcal Exhibition in the METRO Station "Akropolis"