As far as antique sites are concerned, Eleusis is top of the list. It is the home of the worship to Goddess Dimitra (Demeter or Ceres in Latin), a symbol of Mother Nature and the circle of seasons. Her daughter Persephone had to spend part of the year in the underworld, near her husband Ades, god of the dead. So, look out for the Ploutonion (other name of Ades was Pluto), a cave through which she was supposed to disappear in the world of the dead. The Museum has invaluable objects (burrial offerings in childrens' graves are really amazing, don't miss the terracotta baby boots or the feeding bottles!).
The little church in the archeological site is dedicated to Our Lady of the Harvests :-)
As far as the surrounding area goes, well one can't miss the tragic destiny of this holy place, now surrounded by factories (rf. N.Gatsos Poem & M. Hadjidakis Song sung by Melina Mercouri: The Nighmare of Persephone).
Negative point: opening hours, from 8:00am to 15:am.
Entrance 4 euros March 2013 Children, students, seniors free,
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