The Mysteries of Eleusis and the Sacred Way

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what to do in Athens
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The Mysteries of Eleusis and the Sacred Way

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Experience the trip that thousands of pilgrims followed in antiquity to visit the site of Eleusis, one of the most spiritual and religious sites in Greece where the famous Eleusinian mysteries were held.

Visiting Places: Kerameikos, Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Afea (Skaramangas), Monastery of Dafni, Archaeological site and Museum of Eleusis.
Duration: 8 hours

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WHY WE LOVE IT

A unique trip that allows visitors to experience the world of the religious mysteries of Ancient Greece.

Activity Description

A journey starting from the gate of Ancient Athens, Dipylon at Kerameikos, taking you to the one of the largest spiritual and religious centres of the ancient world, the archaeological site of Eleusis. Experience the journey many made to honor the Goddess Demeter, and learn about “the most famous of the secret religious rites of Ancient Greece. The tour will also take you to key locations between Athens and Eleusis, such as the Monastery of Dafni, and the Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Afea. At the end of the day visitors will follow a presentation into the rich Industrial Heritage of Eleusis and how it was chosen to become the European Capital of Culture in 2021.

Special Features

  • Visit the Monastery of Dafni, a 6th century UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Explore the world-famous archaeological site of Eleusis, home to the Eleusinian mysteries.
  • Learn about the myths of Demeter and Persephone.

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time : Daily, upon request | 10:00 AM 

Duration: 8 hours 

Spoken Language: English

Meeting Point: Kerameikos site entrance or pick-up from hotel (optional)

Group Size: Min. 6 - max. 20 guests.

Pace: Easy, walking.

Included: Entrance to archaeological sites, expert tour-guide, private transfers to Eleusis, lunch.

Excluded: Anything not included above.

Note: Recommended for groups of 6-12 people. Smaller private tours also available upon request. 

Young Travelers: 15% discount for children up to 14 years old. Contact us for the discount code.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation more than 5 days prior to scheduled activity: Full refund minus administrative and credit card fees. Cancellation 2-4 days prior to scheduled activity: 50% refund. Cancellation 48 hours prior to scheduled activity/no show: no refund.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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