Eleusis, a Sacred City of Ancient Greece
Eleusis of Attica was one of the 5 sacred cities of Ancient Greece, along with Athens, Olympia, Delphi and Delos.
Eleusis was founded around 2000 B.C., 20 km outside of Athens. Because of its advantageous location, Eleusis quickly developed into a very powerful and fortified city.
The Eleusinian Mysteries
Eleusis is most known of being a worship place of the Greek goddess Demeter, the goddess of vegetation. The "Eleusinian Mysteries" in honor of Demeter were performed for over two thousand years and were attracting pilgrims from all over the known world.