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Archaeological Site and Museum of Eleusis

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Address: Eleusis Archaeological Site | Elefsina, Elefsina 192 00, Greece
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This is a "must see" archaeological site, because the important history of Dimetra initiation cult. The site is easy to visit. Near the site a wide choice of cafes and... read more

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Siena, Italy
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Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a "must see" archaeological site, because the important history of Dimetra initiation cult. The site is easy to visit. Near the site a wide choice of cafes and restaurants. Must visit the archeological site and the city of Eleusis / Elefsina

Thank Carlo-Corinzi
Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

It is not just an Archaeological Site... it is the Acropolis of ancient Elefsina. Unfortunately, the Greek State hasn't given the appropriate attention to this jewelery of Ancient Greece. Here started the myth of Goddess Demetra and her daughter Persefoni. At its huge Telestirion took place the ancient celebration "Elefsinian Mysteries" to honor the Goddess. A philosophical event in which... More 

1 Thank Nikos K
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

The site is near Athens(20km) in the ancient city of Elefsis.one of the biggest initiations of ancient greece happens here.the festival was every year for the cult of Goddess Dimitra and her daughter Percephone.the site is big with a small museum and you have to go there for sure.the area around is full of cafes and restaurants with beautiful view... More 

Thank Nik M
Starogard, Poland
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Reviewed December 6, 2016

Probably everyone who has been in Greece visited Athens and Acropolis. Some knows that Acropolis this is end of so called Sacred Way. Very few knows that other end of this road is in Eleusis. I had opportunity to visit this site. Ancient times it was second sacred place in Greece. Today in ruins, but well described and preserved. There... More 

3 Thank gregskim2016
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Reviewed December 1, 2016

When at the site, we were escorted by such friendly dogs which added to the site and the mysteries that were conducted within. The site is well labelled and the museum is fantastic being able to see the massive Caryatid that was found at the site. The mixture of time periods adds to the complexity that is this site

Thank RachaelMildenhall
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

This was the site of the annual celebrations of the Elusion mysteries. Little is known about the exact content of this mystical religion, although contemporary sources claim that it is strongly parallel to the yoga tradition. The site was in use from prehistoric times and the hill is honeycombed with caves that the ordinary tourist cannot enter where much of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

Huge archaeological site. Countless findings in good state. Once you have read about the mysteries you can easily imagine the setup. The ancient Greeks knew where and how to build their cities and temples. The architecture is timeless. Very good museum.

Thank Robert D
Cremona, Italy
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Reviewed June 3, 2016

One of the most sacred places of Hellenism is still open to public, and the visit is worthwhile BUT it is surrounded by horrid infrastructures which ruins the feelings and the views

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Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece with great monuments and important history . During the ancient times were considered sacred space as taking place the Eleusinian mysterious

4 Thank Antouli
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

My hometown :) love it! So much history in this place and this is such a great site needs to be more organized and taken after.

Thank Nemecis81

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