Vravrona Half Day Tour
The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Vravrona Half Day tour includes but is not limited to:
- Archaeological Site of Vravrona
- Temple of Artemis
- The unique stone bridge
- The cave shrines
- Archaeological Musuem of Vravrona
- Exhibits and toys found on the excavation presenting the children’s everyday life in Ancient Greece
Meet your chauffeur at the lobby of your accommodation.
Our journey begins by following a road through beautiful rural fields full of pistachio trees and royal fig trees.
Upon our arrival you will realize that Vravrona constitutes the ultimate example of what the ancient Greek sacred sites used to look like.
You will have the chance to see and explore the temple of Artemis. Close to this temple you can also see the unique stone bridge and the cave shrines, among which is the renowned shrine of Iphigenia.
Artemis was believed to be the Goddess of vegetation and hunting, but also the protector of women in child-birth and their infants.
Every four years the festival in honor of the Goddess was held here.
A procession started from the shrine of Artemis on the Acropolis of Athens and concluded in Vravrona at the sanctuary of Artemis.
Women also used to offer gifts to the sanctuary during their pregnancies in order to placate Goddess Artemis and convince her to guarantee a safe childbirth or even thank her for the healthy newborns.
Such offerings, in addition to intricate ceramic depictions of the procession, are part of the collection of the Archeological Museum at the site of Vravrona that we will visit as part of our exploration.
The museum of Vravrona is also the ideal place to visit if you want your children to get a good understanding of the children’s everyday life in ancient Greece as well as the history, culture and heritage.
Little toys that were offered by children to Goddess Artemis, similar to toys that children continue to love nowadays are found in this Museum and as part of our visit we will explore aspects of the everyday life of Greek children.
On this tour you will see also the shrine of Iphigenia, a place of immense value for the ancient Greeks.
Let yourself explore Vravrona and learn the intriguing stories and myths that surround this historical figure of the Goddess Artemis and enjoy the natural beauty of the area and walk through the paths that thousands of Athenians used to walk every time they wanted to feel closer to the divine element.
At the end of your visit, your chauffeur will wait for you to take you back to Athens.
Entrance fees to Vavrona Temple are 4 Euro pp.
Free admission for:
Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
University students from Greece and the E.U
Free admission for all on the following dates:
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March
Opening hours for the archaeological area of Vavrona:
Winter period: 08:00-15:00
Summer period: 08:00-20:00
All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:
• 1 January: closed
• 6 January: closed
• Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 25 March: closed
• Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
• Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
• Easter Sunday : closed
• Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 1 May: closed
• Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
• 15 August: 08.30-15.00
• 28 October: 08.30-15.00
• 25 December: closed
• 26 December: closed
There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.
Vravrona is one of the twelve towns that were united by Thesseus in a township in order to compose the Athenian state. To this day the natural beauty of the area is apparent at first sight. The river Elysinos with its unique stone bridge dividing the Archaeological site into two parts creates a breathtaking natural scenery that is well worth being photographed. Only 45 km away from Athens, this ancient town exudes a magical essence and seems like a virtual paradise on the outskirts of the Greek capital.
Duration approx. 5hrs
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