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Archaeological Site of Kerameikos at Figareto (Closed for the public)

Last Update: Nov 2013

Ceramic Workshops of the ancient city of Corfu

Archaeological site KANONI , KERKYRA , GREECE
Micalef Plot, 49100 KANONI , KERKYRA , GREECE
Tel.: +30 26610 41369

Archaeological Site of Kerameikos at Figareto (Closed for the public) - Overview

  The archaeological site is situated in the modern quarter of Figareto at Kanoni, which in antiquity was the workshop area of the city. Systematic investigation of the site has proved that the pottery workshop of Kerameikos actually produced the Kerkyraean amphoras (regarded formerly as Corinthian), as well as figurines and all the necessary clay household equipment.

  The most important monuments of the site are:
  • Eleven pottery kilns, dating from the end of the late Archaic period until early Roman times.
  • Well with a clay pipe and basins for washing the clay.
  • Deposits of amphoras dated from the Classical until the Hellenistic period.
  • Deposit of figurines.
  • Deposit of moulds.
  • Sanctuary of the workshop. Inside the sanctuary, an Archaic female stone statue was found, probably identified as Artemis Epiklivania (of the kilns).

Archaeological Site of Kerameikos at Figareto (Closed for the public) - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 2661048918, 26610 43389, Fax: 26610 43492
    8th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, 1 Armeni Vraila St., 491 00 Kerkyra

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Visiting Information • No public access • Visible from outside
Ancient monuments • Workshops / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC / Classical period, 480-323 BC

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