Athens Day Trips
Athens Tour, Temple of Artemis Brauron, Museum and lunch2019-04-17T06:36:10+02:00
Enjoy a tour at the most famous Temple of Artemis, at Brauron combined with lunch. Iphigenia, the daughter of the mythical King Agamemnon’s established a temple to Artemis at this magnificent location.
You will have the chance to see the Attica country side with the olive trees, the pines and most important with the vineyards. During the small road trip you will have the full attention of a private licensed English speaking tour guide, not just a driver, who will inform you about the history of the Mesogeia area.
This tour will not exhaust you, have a slow pace and learn about the long history of the area! Walk at the ruins of the Temple along with your guide. After that we will visit the Museum to see all the artifacts in one of the most interesting museums.
You will see vineyards, olive trees, mountains and the coastline of Euboean gulf. All this is the surroundings of the Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia and the new Brauron Museum. A perfect cultural tour just outside Athens? This is your ideal destination and a true gem.
The Temple of Artemis
The sanctuary of Artemis was an important cult center that played a key role in the religious life of Athenian women. Is is here that Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon, with the help of her brother Orestes, took refuge after escaping her intended sacrifice by her father before the Trojan War.
Artemis’ cult was particularly important to women, since she was considered a protectress of childbirth. Athenian girls about 7-10 years old were sent to Brauron to serve as Artemis’ attendants, called arktoi.
After the tour at the Temple of Artemis Brauron, you will have a lunch. A tour so close to the sea must have mezedes for lunch! We will visit a sea side tavern and enjoy Greek seafood specialties.
- Cancellation at least 72 hours prior to scheduled Programme 100% refund.
- Between 72 and 48 hours prior to booking date: 50% refund, except processing fees (paypal/credit card).
- Cancellation 48 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund
- Visit the Temple of Artemis
- Temple of Artemis Museum
- Lunch at a seaside traditional taverna