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Half-Day Tour Tranquil Attica Countryside: The Temple of Artemis in Brauron

Price USD$111.86


Half-Day Tour Tranquil Attica Countryside: The Temple of Artemis in Brauron
During this day tour we explore the tranquil Attica countryside, with its vineyards, olive trees, mountains. We learn about wine making and taste ambassador wines by visiting a distinctive vineyard. We also explore the Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia and the new Brauron Museum, an ideal destination for visitors seeking to discover a cultural gem outside Athens and then we have lunch by the sea side.

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

In antiquity, the sanctuary was an important cult center that played a key role in the religious life of Athenian women. It was believed to be the place where 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.

Attica?s countryside provided also the ideal environment for the cultivation of wines with the prevailing white varieties of Savatiano, Malagouzia and Roditis.

Key highlights of this journey:

  • Learn about wine making
  • Taste ambassador wines by visiting a distinctive vineyard
  • Visit the archaeological site and museum of Brauron
  • Free time by the sea

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During this day tour we explore the tranquil Attica countryside, with its vineyards, olive trees, mountains. We learn about wine making and taste ambassador wines by visiting a distinctive vineyard. We also explore the Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia and the new Brauron Museum, an ideal destination for visitors seeking to discover a cultural gem outside Athens and then we have lunch by the sea side.