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Archaeological Site and Museum of Eleusis
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

One has to say that the modern city of Elefsina is rather ugly, but the archaeological park and its museum are a must for anyone who ever was passionate for ancient Greek history. There is no point to resume the historical information about the mysteries of Eleusis, as plenty of material is available, but I highly recommend the place.

3  Thank tempesta_di_mare
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

The Archeological Park of Eleusina, is placed now in the middle of modern settlement.There is the same ticket to the both Archeological site and Archeological Museum, which is situated on the site. Tickets are available at the entrance to the site, nearby there is a car park and the toilet facilities. Notable in the area is the remains of the very large temple called Telesterion, remains of the Small and Large Propylees, Plutonium Temple, and Temple of Arthemis and father Poseidon, as well as remains of many structures built on top of each other during the times. It is a good idea to bring with you a tourist guide with a map of site, because it is huge and a lot of detais can be easily missed without a map and description.
Museum collection is rather large and contains interesting finds and details from area and different times and epochs. Among the museum artefacts the small statuette of Poseidon, Athena, Cybele and others.

4  Thank Superkatt
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Classics enthusiast (or not ) should spend the 40 minutes drive time from the center of Athens to pay Ancient Eleusis a visit. If you're looking up reviews about the site you are most likely aware of how important, and well, mysterious the whole place was/is. To be honest, I wasn't expecting the site to be so large. I wasn't even expecting it to be so impressive, mainly due to the fact that there are oil refiners/factories surrounding this precious site.
When entering the site the east and west propyleaon are worth checking out as they model Harian's Arch in Athens. Near the ruins of the east arch is the well where Demeter was. One can hardly miss the huge head that most believe to be that of M. Aurelius (an initiate of the mysteries him self). Getting up to the church on the hill gives one a better idea what the Telesterion, and the site as a whole, would have looked like.
The wooden steps at the end of the site led to the museum. The museum is quite small, but there are some interesting artifacts to look at, one being a giant pro-attic vase which stands about 6 ft. tall, and the models of the different phases that the site went through are worth noting. The museum stage is taken by a beautiful bust of a large Cariyatids. In the museum they have books of the site for as low as 4 euros (I bought one).
Once exiting the museum its probably best to go down a path that follows the wall that was protecting this ancient city. To do this just go right when going down the wooden steps that go up to the museum. This path will take you through a type of ancient residential area and bring you back to the main entrance/exit of the site. I should also mention, because it was such a big help, that I found a lot of photos and useful information on the yotoursgreece website/blog. My last tip is If your going in the summer please wear sun screen and go early as there isn't a lot of shade.

9  Thank walterpres
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The Archeological Museum is situated inside the Archeological Park of Eleusina, in the middle of modern settlement.There is the same ticket to the both which is available at the entrance to the site, the car park nearby and the toilet facilities. Museum collection is rather large and contains interesting finds and details from area and different times and epochs. Among the museum artefacts the small statuette of Poseidon, Athena, Cybele and others. Notable in the area is the remains of the very large temple called Telesterion, right close to the Museum, remains of the Small and Large Propylees and Temple of Arthemis.

2  Thank Superkatt
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

A beautiful underrated place, easy to get to cheaply from central Athens. Just head for Square Platia Eleftherias, north west of Monastiraki and get on buses either A16 or B16 and you'll get there within 30 minutes usually. It is the terminus so you can't miss it and street signs will guide you. Despite the ugliness of the suburb and big discount stores on the way, the bus will follow the Sacred Way as people did 2500 years ago on foot to get there. The site and its museum are special with little visitors and the odd school party. There are a few good cafes in the area and despite industry lurking around, it is not really visible from any point during your visit.

23  Thank AlainD653
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