Known for its peripheral view of the Acropolis, south-west of central Athens, the area of Thissio is one of the earliest meeting places for shopping and noshing in the history of the city.

Its name came from the Temple of Hephaestus, also known as "Τhiseio" (Greek: "Θησείο"), as a temple of Theseus. Found here is also the archaeological site of Kerameikos, which was a settlement of potters and vase painters, and the main production hub of the famous Attic vases.

Kerameikos is the most important cemetery of Ancient Athens and came into existence in the 12th Century B.C. The areas of Kerameikos that were located near the riverbank of Eridanos suffered continuously from the overflowing river, and was therefore converted into an important burial ground.


Jacqueline de Romilly Square
Sightseeing in Thissio
Shopping in Thissio
Eating & drinking in Thissio
Nightlife in Thissio
How to reach Thissio

▶︎ Historic Districs
▶︎ Monastiraki
▶︎ Plaka
▶︎ Thissio
▶︎ Psiri