Sanctuaries and nature of western Attica

Three Ladies of Zeus!

Athens. Exhibits at the entrance of the Acropolis museum.
TRIP FOR
Private group 4-8 persons
DURATION
1 day (12 h)
MEETING – DEPARTURE POINT
Your Hotel
MEANS
Mini Van – Walking

Our Story Trip

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.

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Heraion. The ancient temple of Hera.
Perahora. Vouliagmeni lake.
Isthmos of Corinth
Elefsina. Ancient sanctuary at Small Propylaia.
Dafni. The wall of the Monastery.
Athens The Acropolis
Our program includes:
The Heraion of Perachora is a sanctuary of the goddess Hera situated in a small cove of the Corinthian gulf at the end of the Perachora peninsula, 14.2 kilometres (8.8 mi) north-northwest of Corinth and 75.9 kilometres (47.2 mi) west of Athens.
Heraion. The ancient temple of Hera.
Heraion. The ancient temple of Hera.
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!
Perahora. Vouliagmeni lake.
Perahora. Vouliagmeni lake.
‘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.
Isthmos of Corinth
Isthmos of Corinth
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.
Elefsina. Ancient sanctuary at Small Propylaia.
Elefsina. Ancient sanctuary at Small Propylaia.
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.
Dafni. The wall of the Monastery.
Dafni. The wall of the Monastery.
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.
Athens The Acropolis
Athens The Acropolis
Also:
  • Seafood lunch
INQUIRE - Three Ladies of Zeus!

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