Attica Peaceful Countryside Half-Day Tour: Temple of Artemis at Brauron

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On this private half-day tour, explore the peaceful countryside of Attica, with its vineyards, olive groves, and mountains. Visit the Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia and the new Brauron Museum, an ideal destination for visitors looking to experience a cultural gem outside of Athens. After Brauron, visit the picturesque coastal town of Porto Rafti to enjoy some free time by the sea or sample delicious fresh fish and seafood at a traditional taverna.



Vineyards, olive groves, mountains and the coastline of the European Gulf surround the Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia and the new Brauron Museum, an ideal destination for visitors looking to discover a cultural gem outside of Athens.

In antiquity, the sanctuary was an important center of worship which played a major role in the religious life of Athenian women. It was believed to be the place where Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon, found refuge with the help of her brother Orestes after escaping her own sacrifice by her father before the Trojan War. The cult of Artemis was particularly important for women, as she was considered a protector of childbirth. Young Athenian girls of around 7 to 10 years old were sent to Brauron to serve as servants, called "arktoi", to Artemis.



Main highlights of this trip:

  • Visit the archaeological site and museum of Brauron
  • Free time at sea
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