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Archaeological Site of Elefsina

Archaeological Site of Elefsina, 19200, Elefsina
Archaeological Site of Elefsina, 19200, Elefsina

Description

Due to its strategic position, the settlement of Elefsina was developed to be a large fortified settlement during the Mycenaean period and was founded in 2000 B.C.. It was then that the cult of Demeter was introduced, that worshipped the deity connected to the growing of cereals and nature.

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Address Information

Archaeological Site of Elefsina
19200
Elefsina
Attica, Greece
Greece
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Phone

+302105546019

+302105546019

Opening Hours

Now Open

Monday:

08:00 - 20:00

Tuesday:

08:00 - 20:00

Wednesday:

08:00 - 20:00

Thursday:

08:00 - 20:00

Friday:

08:00 - 20:00

Saturday:

08:00 - 20:00

Sunday:

08:00 - 20:00

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