Follow the ritual "mysteries" of Demeter & Persephone
A breath away from Athens, the birth place of Eleusinian Mysteries and goddess Demeter challenges you to explore it! Eleusis or Eleusina, as now known, one of the five sacred cities of antiquity enjoys the privilege of being located only thirty kilometers from the historic Athens. But let me refresh it! It could be the privilege of Athens to have so nearby a city full of life and history!
Eleusis had a strong cultural profile lasts over 2000 years! The name Eleusis by its own, declares the arrival of something or someone new. Over this theory the appeal of the city is built and literally originates from the vast differences that form its profile through the passage of years.
Eleusina is known for both its ancient and its modern history. In ancient times, thanks to the great tragedian Aeschylus, information about the Eleusinian Mysteries which attracted for years pilgrims from all over the known world, have been saved. During the 20 - 21st century Eleusisa is developed into a modern city which disposes of the distinctions of a glorious past. It constitutes the industrial center of the wider area and is the headquarters of the Prefecture of western Attica. The Archaeological Site and the museum constitute areas of international promotion and tourist attraction. Furthermore, through the Festival “Aeschylia”, the cultural events organized by the Municipality, is nowadays an institution that gives the possibility of expression of modern cultural matters of the town.
Get familiar with the beauties and the history of the European cultural capital of 2021 through this virtual tour!