Half day tour in Mesogeia and visit to the Temple of Artemis in Brauron



Vineyards, olive trees, mountains and the coastline of Euboean 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.

Tour highlights

  • Explore the archaeological site and the museum of Brauron
  • Visit the seaside town of Porto Rafti for lunch by the sea


We start our day from central Athens with a short bus tour around the main sights of the city of Athens: the Syntagma square and the Greek Parliament, the three impressive buildings of the Neoclassical Athenian Trilogy: the Academy, the University and the National Library, the Omonoia square and the beautiful building of the National Archaeological Museum.

We continue the tour heading south-east until we reach the magical archaeological site of Brauron where we learn about the secrets of Artemis and Iphigenia. Our next stop is the seaside picturesque town of Porto Rafti where we can have some free time by the sea or taste delicious fresh fish and sea-food in a traditional taverna.

What’s included

  • Private vehicle throughout the tour
  • Certified tour guide for the archaeological site
  • Suggestions for traditional tavernas and cafes
  • Liability Insurance
  • All applicable taxes

What is not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Guided tours (upon request)
  • Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites
  • Food, drinks and beverages if not mentioned above
  • Tips
  • Anything not specified in the "what’s included" section


  • tour duration: 5.5 hours approx.
  • starting time: upon agreement
  • meeting point: Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • available: during the whole year on week days
  • price 4seat: 115€ per person, (for 3 persons)
  • price 8seat: 80€ per person, (for 7 persons)