KERAMIKOS ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE IN ATHENS TO GET UPGRADE
The upgrade will see a range of functional and aesthetic improvements to the site, aimed at enhancing visitors’ experience. More specifically, the interventions planned by the Athens Ephorate of Antiquities include the restoration of the ancient road network within the site and an upgrade of its visitor traffic routes with an addition of a slightly inclined path to allow people with disabilities to visit the site. Furthermore, the creation of new resting and viewing areas within the archaeological site is also planned. Additionally, the existing entrance to the Ermou pedestrian walkway will be maintained, while the site’s exit will move to Asomaton street, close to the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art and the Jewish Synagogue.
Culture Minister Lina Mendoni emphasized the importance of the Kerameikos site, saying that “it is one of the most important and most interesting archaeological sites in Athens. At the same time, it is a free public space of high aesthetic and educational value.”