A tour of the three major shrines of Attica, Acropolis – Elefsina – Heraion dedicated respectively to three prominent Olympian female deities: Athena, Demeter and Hera.
West Attica in antiquity constituted an area of major military and economic importance, so much because of its proximity and relation to the city of Athens and for its geophysical formation. Here we meet the shrine of Demeter, of PanHellenic radiance, and the Heraion dedicated to Zeus’ wife. An itinerary in search of archaeological landscapes, starting from the Acropolis landmark, natural beauties and a refreshing swim.
Athens, West Attica, Peloponnese
- Three Ladies of Zeus!
1. Acropolis of Athens
Universal symbol of the Classical spirit and civilization, dominates the city center since 5th cent.BC, the Golden Age of Athens. Guided tour of the unique UNESCO Monument.
2. Dafni Monastery
One of the oldest and most important byzantine monasteries of Attica built the 11th cent., is famous for its unique mosaics and frescos, considered masterpieces of byzantine art.
In the industrial surroundings of Elefsina town, on a rocky hill, stands the sanctuary of Demeter, a center for the worship of the Olympus goddess ‘Mother Earth’ and her daughter Persefone.
• Seafood lunch
4. Isthmos (Corinth Canal)
‘Isthmos’, the 6km long Corinth Canal, though only completed in the late 19th century, was an idea and dream dating back over 2000 years, when the tyrant Periander in the 7th cent. BC, first conceived it.
Near the Perachora small village, embraced by a natural pine-forest, lays a peaceful sandy beach lagoon, most attractive to swim in, the Vouliagmeni lake!
• Will also pass through ‘Loutraki’ town, renowned for its natural mineral and healing waters.
At the edge of cape Heraion of Perachora, stands the sanctuary of Olympus goddess Hera, wife of Zeus, located in the harbor beneath the large lighthouse ‘Melagavi’ of the Corinthian Bay.
• Return to Athens
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