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For the card game, see Eleusis (game).
Metropolitan Area: Athens


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 (Greek, Modern: Ελεύσινα, Ancient/Katharevousa: -is) was a small town about 30 km NW of Athens. Most importantly, it was the site of the Eleusinian Mysteries, one of the major cults of ancient Greece. See also Metanira.

Today, the city, which is named Elefsina, has became a part of the suburb of Athens, and is linked by the freeway, the Athens metro freeway (Attiki Odos), and Athens metro (transit). A Toll 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 Eleusis

Eleusis' nearest refinery is on its west side. The oil supply and production continues. East, in Aspropyrgos, is another refinery which produces oil and in Skaramagkas.

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 Eleusis. 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/Eleusis Plain. It has a nearby interchange slightly north of the Eleusis (east) interchange about 2 km west.

Eleusis has schools, lyceums, gymnasia, banks, a post office, a train station, a port, and squares (plateia)

Stelios Kazantzidis was a resident of Eleusis.

The 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%

External links

North: Mandra
West: Neos Peramos
Eleusis East: Aspropyrgos
South: Gulf of Eleusis

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