70 booked 3.0 hours
Visit the archaeological site of Eleusis
In ancient times Eleusis, or Elefsina, was the location of the Eleusinian

Mysteries, the yearly initiation ceremonies of the cult of Demeter and

Persephone. These mysteries dated back to times before even the Greeks

arrived in the area, and involved rituals where initiates were shown the

contents of a sacred box -­ its contents are unknown to this day - and

they were told many secrets. It is hypothesised that Kykeon, a kind of

beer that they drank at the height of the Mysteries, might even have had

psychoactive! We will travel to the archaeological site of Eleusis to a Sacred Court containing shrines to the goddesses and Artemis in particular,

which is at the end of a sacred way that goes all the way from the

Kerameikos cemetery in Athens. The site contains many structures

connected with this ancient cult, including the hall where the rituals

took place and the sanctuary where only the high priest was allowed to

enter. You will see also the stone where Demeter rested during her

search for Persephone, and the Ploutoneion,­ a cave where the god Pluto

appeared to take Persephone away to live him in the Underworld.

Schedule details

Departure Point:
Centrally located Athens or Piraeus hotels or Piraeus port
Departure Time:
9:00am and 11:00am
4 hours
Return Details:
Your centrally located Athens or Piraeus hotel or Piraeus port

Pricing information


USD $229.02

Pricing information



  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free Piraeus port pickup and drop-off included
  • Everything that involves the vehicle
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and driver
  • Family friendly
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Food and drinks
  • Professional guide in the site (if wanted, with an extra charge, you can hire in the site)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • All prices are for one vehicle for 1­~7 passengers
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and driver
  • Professional guide in the site (if wanted) with an extra charge
  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain, other wise the driver will do the best so you can see most of the sites
  • departure time is up to you between 09:00am ­-11:00am .
  • time needed 3-4 hours
  • Our drivers are polite, friendly and professional. Their first priority is your satisfaction and safety. All drivers on tours know English, will help you and give you tips. The cars are well maintained and clean, all of them have free WiFi. If needed we can also provide baby-chairs most phone chargers.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Ticket Info
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Additional details