Iera Odos — Following the sacred road of Ancient Athens

In this article we follow the route of the modern Iera Odos (and then Athinon — Korinthou National Road) until Eleufis and try to locate all the visible and easily accessible monuments that have survived. The modern Iera Odos follows the route of the ancient, and until 1956 was the only access from the city to the rest of the country. The construction of Athens Avenue and Athinon — Korinthou National Road has interrupted the route of Iera Odos after the area of Daphni. The ancient road came across many sanctuaries, burial grounds, bridges, lakes and rivers that played an important role in the procession of the pilgrims, while many of the monuments had a strong symbolical character.

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