Eternal Greece Ltd

Ancient Eleusis, Aegosthena and Porto Germeno

The magnificent archaeological site of Eleusis combined with the archaeological site of Aegosthena and the charming coastal village of Porto Germeno, all in an one-day tour in...

Itinerary

Western Attica is dotted with sites of superlative archaeological value as well as spots of great natural beauty, yet is relatively little-known when compared with such famous mainstays as the Acropolis of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion.

This one-day tour addresses this glaring gap on the map by combining the magnificent archaeological site of Eleusis with the archaeological site of Aegosthena and the charming coastal village of Porto Germeno.

The day is off to an early start with our visit to Eleusis, the second most important sacred site in ancient Greece after Delphi. Fittingly, it was recently selected as the European Capital of Culture in Greece for 2021. Eleusis was famed for its Eleusinian Mysteries, was home to the famous legend of Demeter and was also one of the prominent Gates to Hades of ancient Greece.

We then proceed among the verdant mountain scenery of NW Attica for lunch at the seaside modern village of Porto Germeno. This attractive, yet little-known to foreign visitors, locale has its own long sandy and pebbly beach and is dotted with tavernas, small shops and coffee shops.

A short walk from Porto Germeno will whisk us to Aegosthena, an ancient Greek fortified city-port on a sheltered bay in the eastern reaches of the Gulf of Corinth, guarding the strategic pass between forested Mt Kithaeron and Mt Pateras. Aegosthena boasts the best-preserved tower from ancient Greece as well as two charming small Byzantine chapels within the ancient fortifications. We will explore the extensive site and its beautiful settings before returning to Athens.

Are you more independent-minded?
This programme is also available in a self-drive version!
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Included

  • Air-conditioned minibus or coach
  • Tour leader and licenced guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry tickets to archaeological sites and museums
  • Pick from and return to central Athens hotel or agreed meeting point

Not Included

  • Tips and gratuities to driver, guide and at taverna
  • Travel insurance

Points to Note

The tour is accompanied by an expert, licensed guide who is fluent in English. Transport is by air-conditioned coach and lunch will take place at a picturesque seaside location and restaurant gratuities.

The programme does not include flights to and from Greece and personal travel insurance. An example of how to obtain travel insurance can be found here.

Good and comfortable walking gear is a must. As the tours take place nearly all the year, waterproofs in non-summer months are recommended, even though they may well prove unnecessary. As the safety and comfort of all our travellers are of paramount importance to us, we might need to adjust at our sole responsible discretion the routeing and/or the activities should weather or other conditions so dictate.

The final applicable price will depend on the number of participants of the tour.

Testimonials

  • “A stunning tour of UNESCO sites.”

    The tour I undertook with Eternal Greece was great – we covered a large number of UNESCO sites in a relatively short space of time, with time spent at each site tailored to my interests. The accommodation also met all expectations, so all in all this was an outstanding experience from which I gained a greater appreciation of Greek history and culture. Thank you Eternal Greece.

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    S Bassett
  • “There is a difference between a tour and an experience. We had the last one.

    It was in every aspect challenging and full of information. We have learned so much and coming back to Athens we will use your expertise once again.”

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    Norbert Wohlfahrt
  • “Fantastic tour of the well known as well as lesser known sites, particularly in the Peloppenese, and including some travel off the beaten track. You think you know Greece, and then find that there is a whole new aspect to explore.

    I can thoroughly recommend Eternal Greece as a tour operator. They will bend over backwards to ensure your needs are met.”

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    Silva Bassett
  • “A memorable experience!”

    …We visited all the places my friends were interested in, our guide was very knowledgeable, the hotels where we stayed could not have been better and Eric was an amazing tour leader. Everything ran smoothly and because of his love and enthusiasm for the land and the people, he made everyone fall in love with Greece. And made me even prouder of my roots than I was before!!! We all had a wonderful time!
     
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    Saisurya
  • “Wonderful Athens Museums and City Tour arranged by Eternal Greece”

    Mr. Eric C B Cauchi, the director of Eternal Greece arranged a superb Athens Day Tour comprising the National Archaeological Museum, a city tour, and the Acropolis Museum for my family which took approximately five hours. We would recommend Mr. Cauchi for his politeness, professional manner, and excellent care and concern that we should be happy with our tour in every respect. He also followed up to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction, which it was. Most highly recommended!

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    Robert K

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