Melina Mercouri Exhibition at Elefsina, European Capital of Culture
Elefsina, the European Capital of Culture for 2023, honors Melina Mercouri with an exhibition showcasing the life’s work of the longest-serving Greek Minister of Culture to date. Mercouri, who passed away on this day in 1994, is engraved in the...
Archaeological Museum Of Elefsina Reopens To The Public
The Archaeological Museum of Elefsina, one of the oldest museums in Greece, has reopened to the public.
Greek City of Elefsina Celebrates Ancient Past as Culture Capital of Europe
On Saturday, the ancient Greek city of Eleusis, or Elefsina kicked off festivities to mark its declaration as the 2023 Culture Capital of Europe. Elefsina, known in ancient Greece as Eleusis, has a population of twenty-five thousand and is situated about 20...
Ancient Greek City of Elefsina Is the 2023 Culture Capital of Europe
The ancient Greek city of Eleusis or Elefsina is preparing to kick off festivities to mark its declaration as the 2023 Culture Capital of Europe along with the cities of Timișoara in Romania and Veszprém-Balaton in Hungary. Elefsina, known in...
The Haunting Wreck of Cruise Ship “Mediterranean Sky” Near Athens
From its glory days as a cruise ship to its current rusty resting place in Elefsina, the "Mediterranean Sky" has had quite a journey. It is one of the best known shipwrecks in Greece, but the looks of it...
Historic Greek City of Eleusis to Become "European Culture Capital 2021"
Only 20 km (12 miles) from Athens, Elefsina (Eleusis) is an ancient city which became an industrial hub in the nineteenth century. Over the last several decades, however, it turned into a rather drab, tired post-industrial town. But now the...
Eleusis and the Great Mysteries Exhibition Opens at Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis Museum is hosting an exhibition of the most important artifacts brought to light by the archaeological excavation in Eleusis (Elefsina in Greek). Titled Eleusis and the great mysteries, the exhibition will highlight the unique statue of the “Fleeing...
City of Elefsina Hosts the Baraka Circus' First Performance in Greece
The French modern circus Baraka will arrive in the town of Elefsina on Saturday, with performances that include acrobatics, body theatre, music, and dance, as part of a tour that crosses the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. The Baraka performance questions...
Chinese Opera Artists Perform at Greece's Aeschylus Festival
Artists from China's Huangmei Anhui Opera Theater gave a performance of the classic play "Marriage of the Fairy Princess" on Sunday, an event of the Aeschylus Festival. The stage was the old oil mill of Elefsina, the main venue of...
Exhibition of Chinese Opera Costumes in Greece 'Boosts Cultural Relations'
An exhibition of Chinese Opera Costumes was inaugurated on Thursday evening in the city of Elefsina, west of Athens, in a latest effort to enhance cultural relations between Greece and China. The opening ceremony was attended by the deputy Party...