If you have some extra time in Athens I suggest that you visit a winery or two, take a swim at Avlaki, and then have lunch either in Avlaki,or Loutsa (also called Artemida after the temple and the sanctuary). Actually if you have a stopover for 4 or 5 hours you could probably do this in about 3 hours in a private tour from Athens,or from the airport. The pay beach at Avlaki is beautiful and has a Greek island feel.
Vravrona belonged to the mythical King Kekrops, the founder of Athens.
The museum was built in the late 1960s next to the archaeological site of Vravrona to house artefacts from excavations at the sanctuary of Artemis in Vravrona. The location is near the Mare Nostrum resort.
Findings from throughout the region of Messogia are exhibited on the upper floor, which also includes a patio. The exhibits include findings from the Vravrona region, and from the nearby Merenda, dating from the prehistoric (early Copper) period to the Roman era.
The largest part of the exhibition, though, is dedicated to findings from the sanctuary of Artemis at Vravrona, the most important being sculptures of ‘she-bears’, young girls dedicated to Artemis.
The site is known for the 6th C. BC Temple of Artemis in a beautiful quiet magical places you find around Greece and to make it even more attractive the area around is farms, vineyards, olive and fig trees as well as rocks and bushes, trees and wild plants and looks like what Attika looked like in the ancient days.
Archaeological Museum of Vravrona
Address: Vravrona, (Loutsa) Attikis
Phone: (+30) 22990 27020
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 08:30-15:00
From 07 January to end of February
Daily 8:30 – 15:30, except Tuesdays (subject to verification)
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing time
From 01 March to 31 October
Daily 08:30 – 16:00, except Tuesdays (subject to verification)
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing time
Full: €6, Reduced: €3, (valid for Archaeological Museum and site of Vravrona)
Free admission days
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
Reduced admission for:
Escorting parents on educational visits of primary schools.
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member – States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
Students of University – Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent Schools of countries from outside the European Union, upon presentation of their student ID cards
Free admission for:
Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education and of military schools.
Holders of a free pass
Holders of a solidarity card
Holders of a valid unemployment card.
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS, upon presentation of their membership card
Official guests of the Greek State, after approval from the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
Parents of families with three children and their children up to the age of 23 or 24 if they are students and regardless of age if they have disability, upon presentation of a family status certificate issued by the Municipality
Parents of multi-child families and their children up to the age of 23, up to the age of 25 if they are doing their military service or studying and regardless of age if they have disabilities, upon presentation of a certified multi-child pass from the Supreme Confederation of multi-child parents of Greece (ASPE).
Persons with disabilities (67 % or over) and one escort, upon presentation of the certification of disability issued by the Ministry of Health or a medical certification from a public hospital, where the disability and the percentage of disability are clearly stated
Single parent families with minors, upon presentation of a family status certificate issued by the Municipality. In the case of divorced parents, only the parent holding custody of the children
Students of University – Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
The police officers of the Department of Antiquity Smuggling of the Directorate of Security
Tourist guides upon presentation of their professional ID card.
Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.
Good Friday: closed until 12:00
01 May (labour day)
Greek Easter Sunday
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