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Encyclopedia > Eleusina
Metropolitan Area: Athens
Location: 38°2′8″ N 23°32′13″ E


Rank xxth
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank



sea level
5 m(centre)
around 700 to 800 m
Postal code: 192 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-210 (030-210)
Municipal code: 1104
Car designation: Y (prev.)
Z pres.
3-letter abbreviation: ELE
Eleusis redirects here. This article is primarily about the modern city. For the religious observances anciently held at Eleusis, see Eleusinian Mysteries; for the inductive logic card game, see Eleusis (game).

Elefsina (Greek: Ελεύσινα, Ancient/Katharevousa: Ἐλευσίς Eleusis) is a small town about 30 km NW of Athens. It is best known for having been the site of the Eleusinian Mysteries, one of the major cults of ancient Greece. It was also the birth place of the great tragic poet of antiquity, Aeschylus. See also Metanira. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... The Acropolis in central Athens, one of the most important landmarks in world history. ... Link titleTime Time is no longer a mistry in the Holy Quran. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Here are list of postal codes in Greece. ... This is an alphabetical list by town of dialing codes in Greece. ... Dialing code 210 is an area code used in the Athens-Piraeus and Eleusis areas. ... The National Statistical Service of Greece (NSSG) is a General Secretariat of the Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance with more than 1100 employees. ... The Greek car license plates are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (f. ... The Eleusinian Mysteries were annual initiation ceremonies for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece. ... Eleusis is a multi-genre card game. ... Katharevousa (Greek Καθαρεύουσα, IPA //) is a form of the Greek language, created during the early 19th century by Adamantios Korais (1748-1833). ... For other uses, see Athens (disambiguation). ... The Eleusinian Mysteries were annual initiation ceremonies for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece. ... Aeschylus (525 BC—456 BC; Greek: Αισχυλος) was a playwright of ancient Greece. ... In Greek mythology, Metanira was a Queen of Eleusis and wife of Celeus. ...

Today, the city has become a suburb of Athens, and is linked by the freeway, the Athens metro freeway (Attiki Odos), and Athens metro (transit). A toll post named after the community is on the westbound lanes of GR-8A. A hill is near between the tolls and the refineryi North of Eleusis is Mandra and Magoula, and northeast is the Thriasian plain containing Aspropyrgos is founded. There are no communes in Eleusis. It lies northeast of the Gulf of Eleusina. Greece Interstate 8A, sometimes Greece Interstate 8 is a toll freeway running from Kifissou some from Skaramangas, outside athend to northeast of Patras, that once had two-lanes running for 70% of the freeway 45 km, now its 45%, 105 km, Patras-Rhion, Longos-Selimantika interchange, Aegion, Platanos to Akrata... Attiki Odos (Greek: Αττική Οδος) is a private-owned superhighway in Greece. ... Mandra is a town in Greece. ...

Elefsina is the town where the majority of crude oil in Greece is imported and refined. The refinery nearest to the city is on its west side. The other major town is Aspropyrgos, next to the shipyards of Skaramagkas. Aspropyrgos (Greek: Ασπρόπυργος for white tower). ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Dockyards and shipyards are places which repair and build ships. ...

Forests align with the bay with a length of around 200 m. The nearest mountain is in the northwest.

Athens's nearest military airport is a few km east of Elefsina. It has been used since the mid-20th century. Its runway is about 2 km and its buildings are to the west. It sits in the Thriasian/Eleusina Plain. It has a nearby interchange slightly north of the Eleusina(east) interchange about 2 km west. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...

There is junior soccer team is Panelefsiniakos.


Nearest places

  • Mandra (west)
  • Magoula (north)
  • Aspropyrgos (east)

Historical population

Year Municipal population Change
1981 20,320 -
1991 22,793 2,473/12.17%

1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Stelios Kazantzidis (August 30, 1932 - September 14, 2001 in Athens, Greece) (Greek: Στέλιος Καζαντζίδης) was a Greek novelist, and a singer. ... Theodoros Pangalos (Greek Θεόδωρος Παγγάλος) was a Greek general who briefly ruled Greece from 1925-26. ...

External links

  • Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Ελευσίνας - Archaeological Museum of Eleusis

North: Mandra
West: Nea Peramos
Eleusis East: Aspropyrgos
South: Gulf of Eleusis
Municipalities and communities of the Attica periphery
Municipalities of the Athens prefectural sect
Agia Varvara | Agia Paraskevi | Agioi Anargyroi | Agios Dimitrios | Athens | Aigaleo | Alimos | Amarousi | Argyroupoli | Chaidari | Chalandri | Cholargos | Dafni | Ellinikon | Filothei | Galatsi | Glyfada | Heraklio | Ilio | Ilioupoli | Kaisariani | Kallithea | Kamatero | Kifissia | Lykovryssi | Melissia | Metamorfosi | Moschato | Nea Chalkidona | Nea Erythraia | Nea Ionia | Nea Filadelfeia | Nea Smyrni | Neo Psychiko | Palaio Faliro | Papagou | Pefki | Peristeri | Petroupoli | Psychiko | Tavros | Vrilissia | Vyronas | Ymittos | Zografou
Communities of the Athens prefectural sect
Ekali | Nea Penteli | Penteli
Municipalities of East Attica
Acharnes | Agios Stefanos | Artemida | Avlona | Gerakas | Glyka Nera | Kalyvia Thorikou | Keratea | Kropia | Lavreotiki | Marathon | Markopoulo Mesogeias | Nea Makri | Paiania | Pallini | Rafina | Spata | Vari | Vouliagmeni | Voula
Communities of East Attica
Afidnes | Agios Konstantinos | Anavyssos | Anixi | Anthousa | Dionysos | Drosia | Grammatiko | Kalamos | Kapandriti | Kouvaras | Kryoneri | Malakasa | Markopoulo Oropou | Nea Palatia | Oropos | Palaia Fokaia | Pikermi | Polydendri | Rodopoli | Saronida | Skala Oropou | Stamata | Sykamino | Thrakomakedones | Varnava
Municipalities of the Piraeus prefectural sect
Aegina | Agios Ioannis Rentis | Ampelakia | Drapetsona | Hydra | Keratsini |Korydallos | Kythira | Methana | Nikaia | Perama | Piraeus | Poros | Salamina | Spetses | Troizina
Communities of the Piraeus prefectural sect
Agkistri | Antikythira
Municipalities of West Attica
Ano Liosia | Aspropyrgos | Eleusis | Erythres | Fyli | Mandra | Megara | Nea Peramos | Vilia | Zefyri
Communities of West Attica
Magoula | Oinoi



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