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Greek City of Eleusis Named Europe’s New Culture Capital

Eleusis has been named the European Capital of Culture for 2023, making it the fourth Greek city in a row to host the institution. Attica's treasures already attract thousands of visitors, including a high volume of artists from all over...

Eleusinian Mystery Rites Drink May Have Been Hallucinogenic

Kykeon, the mysterious drink from the past linked to the Eleusinian Mysteries, is a drink few know of and of which even fewer speak or write about. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani It was an essential part of a ritual that took...

Eleusis, One of the Most Important Religious Sites in Ancient Greece

Eleusis, the site of the eponymous Eleusinian Mysteries, was the center of worship for the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, who returned to the Underworld every year in the Autumn. The mysteries celebrated in honour of these goddesses were...

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...