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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 May 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...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I give 3 out of 5 because of the respect for ancient coulture of Greeks . But honestly if You are not huge fan of ancient ruins you may find yourself bored. I had amazing guide (but it is another story) and his stories made...More

3  Thank Marcin P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the best season to visit the place in spring, full of flower. It is easy to go to the place from Athens by bus

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very interesting and rustic place, initially with my family we just walked around seeing some of the ruins of the temple, took some pictures and explored the place without noticing that there was a museum at the opposite side of the entrance...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Eleusis is one of the hidden gems of Mainland Greece. Most excursion buses do not go there, and therefore you meet few visitors at this magnificent archaeological site which is of highest historical and mythological significance. Eleusis was the most sacred place in Greece, and...More

2  Thank traveller1959
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This site is not very well known but is actually quite large and also contains a small but detailed museum with sculptures, tombs and maps of the original layout of Eleusis. Unlike most of the smaller sites clearly some work has gone into preserving this...More

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

great site with so much history. the mysteries were held where the stone seating is. facing the two small caves there is a row of stones on your right. look over the stones and down. the hole is the entrance to the underworld. there is...More

1  Thank Howard P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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 6 August 2018

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

2  Thank PauloQ1
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

1  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

1  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 .

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Response from traveller1959 | Reviewed this property |
TA does not allow Website links. So, enter "Triptolemos" in Wikipedia. There you find a rather poor Picture. For a better one, click on "Deutsch".
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22 October 2017|
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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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