Elefsis, Greece

Elefsis is the ancient town of Attica, famous for the cult of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, as well as the popular Elefsinian Mysteries (which were based on a belief in life after death).   It is also the birthplace of Aeschylus, the father of Greek tragedy and one of the three iconic Greek dramatists.   The archaeological site lies on the Thriasian Plain.   Major attractions are the Small and Great Propylaea, The Sacred Field, The Telesterion, the Triumphal Arches and the Mycenaean manor.