Eleusis—or Elefsina, as this industrial town is called nowadays was one of the holiest places in Ancient Greece. The ... More
Eleusis—or Elefsina, as this industrial town is called nowadays was one of the holiest places in Ancient Greece. The 'Eleusinian Mysteries' (a major religious event) was held each September in order to ask the goddess Demeter for a rich harvest. During the Mysteries, a large procession of worshippers departed from Athens and followed the Iera Odos ('Holy Road'), covering a distance of 30 kilometres to Eleusis by foot. The archaeological site features the remains of the sanctuary. There is also a museum with a collection of statues and pottery.
A splendid religious complex, the Acropolis ... consists of several temples, which were built by the world's first democracy during
the 5th Century BC. The most majestic building of all is the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess ...
The focal point of Syntagma Square is the parliament building which stands at the highest point of the square. Built
in 1840 under King Otto, this monumental building served as the royal palace until 1910, when it was destroyed ...
One of the most unusual landmarks of the old town of Plaka is a cyclical marble tower, the Lysicrates' Monument
... του ... constructed in the 4th century BC. On top of the tower stood a bronze tripod awarded ...