Elefsina Private Guided Tour

Eleusis, Home to the fabled Mysteries of Antiquity & European Capital of Culture 2023

Escape the hustle and bustle of Athens in less than 45 minutes, with a bespoke private tour to the coastal town of Eleusis – a sacred place where the most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece were performed.

“In a way, it’s nice to know that there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong”*

 

Did you know that the spring’s first wildflowers appear in Elefsina before they do in any other part of Greece? This is attributed to its special relationship with the gods: The name Eleusis actually derives from the advent of Demeter, the goddess of agriculture and fertility, whose cult runs uninterrupted from Mycenean through to Roman times. The town itself hails from the deepest recess of antiquity while its history is intertwined with that of Athens. Every four years ancient Athenians – including slaves, women and children, in a great manifestation of Democracy – walked from the Acropolis, via Iera Odos to Eleusis to be initiated to the fabled Eleusinian Mysteries: Participants were of course sworn to secrecy, and these obscure set of rites most likely involved the use of psychedelic drugs, so there is a lot of overlap between fact and fiction.

But our knowledgeable guide is at hand to give you a thorough understanding of the intricate myths and stories of Elefsina as you wander around this spiritual city’s fascinating ruins. Though steeped in history, Elefsina remains very much alive nowadays. In fact, it’s Europe’s Cultural Capital for 2023, while it also boasts an active waterfront dining scene. After an intoxicating trip to the mysteries of the ancient world, our tour ideally concludes with lunch at a rare gem of a local taverna. 

*Rick Riordan 

Experience

What To Expect

Highlights

TOUR PACKAGE

  • Starting Point: A chauffeur-driven private vehicle will pick you up from your location
  • Visit Holy Dafni Monastery, Byzantine
  • Guided tour to Archeological Site of Eleusis
  • Guided tour to Archaeological Museum of Eleusis
  • Lunch Break. Greek Tavern, “Where locals go to eat” (cost of meal is excluded)
  • Ending Point: Drop off location
  • Private State-Licensed Tourist Guide, English speaking
  • The tour guide will escort you for the entire tour
  • Private Transport by Luxurious Mercedes Vehicle (no taxi)
  • Vehicle-Chauffeur on disposal for the entire tour
  • English Speaking Chauffeur – “Tour Insider”
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off (Athens City & Coastal)
  • Admission Tickets
  • On Board: Bottled Water, Snacks & Refreshments, WiFi, mobile/tablet chargers
  • All taxes, fuels, tolls, vehicle insurance, parking fees and handling charges
  • Customizable “tailored to your wishes”
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Personal expenses, lunch, dinner
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Guide’s other Languages: Deutsch, Español, Français, Pусский, Português, 中国, Italian, Japanese, Turkish,Romanian, Arabic, Swedish, Dutch, Greek, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Polish
  • Vehicle class upgrade (e.g. Limo, VIP, S-Class)
  • Vehicle type/class upgrade (e.g. Limo, MiniVan, Limo VIP MiniVan, Minibus)
    For bookings including the extras/upgrades, please fill in the Request Form or send an email at info@upper.travel

Archaeology, Culture & History, Nature, Family & Kids Friendly

  • The tour is held in English. For other languages, please send a request.
  • The tour is private and can be customised to your wishes and whims
  • We offer only Private Tours, therefore some of them are directly bookable for later dates because they are subject to availability. If you wish to book a tour at an earlier date, please fill in the Request Form or send an email at info@upper.travel
  • If you have any special requirements please advise us (e.g. accessibility, health issues, wheelchair, child seat, etc)
  • Now before you visit: Comfortable clothes & hat, athletic walking footwear, sun block cream & sunglasses

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