Along the area near the Kermeikos is where the potters of ancient Athens had their shops and plied their trade (ceramics= keramikos) . The area, called Kermeikos, just outside the gates, is where the Street of Tombs was located. Here wealthy and important families buried their dead marking the way with elaborate statuary. Many of these still survive making it an interesting place to walk about.
There's a museum on the site too and it contains many of the interesting artifacts collected from the area including some beautiful ceramics and burial finds such as children's toys, jewelry and other objects.