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Kerameies is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°7′N 20°33′E / 38.117°N 20.550°E / 38.117; 20.550Coordinates: 38°7′N 20°33′E / 38.117°N 20.550°E / 38.117; 20.550
Country Greece
Administrative region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Kefalonia
Municipality Kefalonia
Municipal unit Leivathos
Population (2001)[1]
 • Rural 379
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration KE

Kerameies (Greek: Κεραμειές, also Κεραμιές - Keramies) is a community located in the southern part of the island of Kefalonia. It was the seat of the municipality of Leivathos. In the village is the largest school in the area, from kindergarten to high school named "Vallianio Likio Keramion" ( It is situated in low hills, at about 140 m elevation. Kerameies is 2 km south of Peratata, 2 km east of Metaxata and 9 km southeast of Argostoli. The village was home to two families of merchants and shipowners, Lykiardopoulos and Vallianos. The Vallianos family is considered a great benefactor of Greece as a result of their donations made to the country, and particularly for the funding of the building of the National Library of Greece in Athens (1888–1903). The village as well as almost the entire island (excluding the Fiskardo area) was struck by the 1953 Ionian Earthquake that shook and destroyed every building in the village.


Year Population
1981 141
1991 202
2001 379

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  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.