Eleusinion Sanctuary

Athens, Greece

Eleusinion was the place where all sacred objects associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries were kept between ceremonies. It was located at the base of the Acropolis. The temple was built around 490-480 BCE and it's size was around 11 x 18m.


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Founded: 490-480 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Greece

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Fliperman (23 months ago)
Edgar (2 years ago)
Very good views
alexandre g (3 years ago)
Site visible only from parallel streets.
Dror Zvida (3 years ago)
Nek Observation Point on the Acreplice Hills lays on the city of Athena
sammysue toyou (3 years ago)
Closed indefinitely. You can look through the sturdy fence
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