Composing Your Own Ode on a Grecian Urn in the Kerameikos of Athens
At the gates of the ancient city, a ten-minute walk from the throng at the Athenian Agora, is a peaceful garden rich in history and emanating a quiet beauty. Here, a cemetery dating from before the days of Agamemnon shares a few grassy acres with the excavation of the ceramic workshops of classical Athens. Turtles creep among the olive trees and wildflowers. An unassuming museum takes up one corner of the garden. Inside are urns and amphorae of a quality renowned throughout the ancient world. Take a quiet moment, sit in the shade and summon the muses that inspired poets from Hesiod to Keats.