Keramikos is an area of Athens, Greece, located to the northwest of the Acropolis, which includes an extensive area both within and outside the ancient city walls, on both sides of the Dipylon Gate and by the banks of the Eridanos River. It was the potters' quarter of the city, from which the English word "ceramic" is derived, and was also the site of an important cemetery and numerous funerary sculptures erected along the road out of the city towards Eleusis.
Roman agora. The Roman Agora is located in the heart of Plaka, next to the Tower of the Winds. It was a vast open space, 110 meters long and 98 meters wide, made to look like a spacious peristyle courtyard, only indoors. The commercial centre of Athens, that used to be housed in the Ancient Agora a few hundred meters to the west, was moved to this specially modified space during the reign of Augustus. It is estimated that the construction of the Agora must have been completed by 10 A.D.
Roman agora, Tower of the Winds. The Tower of the Winds, also called horologion (timepiece), is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower on the agora in Athens. The structure features a combination of sundials, a water clock, and a wind vane. It was supposedly built by Andronicus of Cyrrhus around 50 BC, but according to other sources, might have been constructed in the 2nd century BC before the rest of the forum
Roman agora. The Gate of Athena Archegetis - is preserved in very good condition. It has the form of a propylon with four Doric columns (eight meters each) and an epistyle, bearing inscriptions with the names of Julius Caesar and Augustus who gave this monument to the people, as well as a dedication to the patroness of the city, Athena Archegetis.