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Archaeological Site and Museum of Eleusis

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Eleusis Archaeological Site | Elefsina, Elefsina 192 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most ancient sites, the more you know going in, the more profound the site becomes. Eleusis was a magical place long before the Golden Age, but during it, and for centuries after, it was an unique gathering place where people could lose themselves in...More

Thank soulart99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of tourists go only to the major ruins in Athens and Corinth, but around Athens on of the nicest ancient ruins is Eleusis. The park is right downtown Elefsis. Not very nice parking alternatives if you got a car (as anywhere Athens), and not...More

Thank PauloQ1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finding it in amongst the residential and commercial area of Elefsina was tricky but I made it. It was set into the side of a rocky mountain. Eleusis was one of the great shrines of antiquity. Its practices were based on two goddesses, Demeter and...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Eleusis is a great place to visit just outside Athens, and makes a nice tour away from the busy city life of Athens. The site is quite and besides a photographer documenting the return of a sculpture, that had been lent out to an exhibition...More

Thank MissJulieB
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We were surprised to find such an interesting sight tucked away in Elefsina. The site had good English descriptions and the museum had some impressive exhaust bits. Good restaurants and coffee in nearby town .

Thank Dashrw
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This site was well worth the slight detour going from Athens to Corinth. It is not the largest archaeological site in Attica by any means. In fact, it is pretty quaint compared to many other sites that we visited. It was extra special though because...More

1  Thank Fuchsiagrl
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The ancient city of Eleusis was renowned for the most famous religious rite in ancient Greece, the Eleusinian Mysteries. You can visit the monumental entrance built by Marcus Aurelius, the cave Ploutonion in which Persephone's abduction took place, the Museum with the great caryatid (another...More

1  Thank tiz S
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I have to give a five star rating to this very important site for the Ancient World (not only for Athens), but also have to warn potential visitors: - Visit the site after having done your "homework" - or take a guided tour - Avoid...More

Thank Christos P
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit but if it’s sunny, as it is always in Greece, take a hat with you! Watch out the stairs because at some places they are broken

Thank Ireneacav
Reviewed 8 November 2017

You need a lively imagination (or a good guide) to understand how this site was used in ancient times. The explanatory panels are succinct and technical and a hand-out guide and itinerary at the entrance would be very helpful.

Thank Graham L
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
The opening hours Tues - Sun are 8.30 - 15.00.
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Response from Yuliya S | Reviewed this property |
Hello ! It's open daily from 08:00 to 20:00 . Enjoy 😀
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