Private Tour To Elefsina: Mysteries In Ancient Times - Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Private Tour, 11/1/2022 - 10/31/2023Monday - Saturday : 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up/drop off service from/to Athens hotels/apartments/Airbnb.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the myths and rituals of Elefsina (Eleusis), a sacred ancient site outside of Athens. Travel by climate-controlled minivan with a private English-speaking guide to the birthplace of the playwright Aeschylus and home of the Eleusinian Mysteries and explore ancient ruins of temples, arches, and fountains.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Meet your local guide and driver at your Hotel and drive in a climate-controlled minivan northwest of Athens to Elefsina (Eleusis). This 4-hour private tour allows flexibility and personalized attention from your guide. Following the ancient route of Iera Odos, youll learn about the Eleusinan Mysteries, sacred rites and rituals that were performed in honor of the goddess Demeter. Your guide will give you a detailed understanding of the complex myths and stories of Elefsina.

Upon arriving at Elefsinas archaeological site, delve into the fascinating ruins of this ancient city. Admire the Roman courtyard with the Temple of artemis Propylaea and examine the remains of a fountain and two triumphal arches. Enter the sanctuary of the Greater Propylaea, near the preserved Kallichoron Well. Continue on to the Lesser Propylaea, and the Telesterion, the main temple of Demeter and the center of the Eleusinan Mysteries. As you wander through the ruins, your guide will explain the significance of each, deepening your understanding of this spiritual city. At the conclusion of the tour, your vehicle will return you to your Athens hotel.

Inclusions

Transportation by luxury air conditioned vehicle

Professional & licensed guide

Hotel pick up and drop off

Local taxes

Entrance fees

Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site and Museum of Eleusis

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Our guide and the driver will wear a mask throughout the duration of the tour. Whisper audio devices will be given to all our travelers to keep social distance guidelines. Mini Whispers are sanitized thoroughly both from our staff but also inside the charging cases with UVC lights sanitizer.

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Sep-2022

    We booked this tour months in advance and were awaiting pick up from our hotel. When no one came for us after the appointed time, we called to learn the trip was cancelled a few days prior. He said an email had been sent, but we did not receive it due to having difficulty using our USA phones in Greece. When we were able to visit the TripAdvisor site, it said this tour was cancelled due to the archeological site being temporarily closed, however, we later went there on our own and found the site was open and had been on our tour date as well.

  • 11-Jun-2021

    After the initial private tour I booked ended up being a scam, I was able to get this tour set up within a few hours the morning of the tour. Anna and driver were super accommodating and open to curtailing the private tour for my needs and interests. Anna was very knowledgeable about the ancient history of Elefsina and was a delight to talk a bit about the significance of the site over coffee at the waterfront cafe. Overall, the experience was well worth the investment and highly recommend it.