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The Temple of Bravronian Artemis

The temple is located on the Aegean coast about 38 km east of Athens, and at a place called Vravrona. B is pronounced as V in Modern Greek, so Bravronia is called today Vravrona.

It is one of the earliest and most revered of the sanctuaries of Attica. The Bravronian Artemis was worshipped as the goddess of vegetation and hunting, and as the protector of women in child-birth and of the newborn.

The most notable monuments of the site are the big Stoa of Doric style, the Temple of Artemis, the Temple or Heroon of Iphigenia and the Stone Bridge.

Finds from the sanctuary are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Bravrona.

The sanctuary consists of a pile of old stones, or as the literature puts it "a cave, sacred spring, and a court enclosed by a temple and a three-winged stoa.

The stoa housed the votive dedications and numerous dining rooms. Inscriptions mention other buildings including a palaestra and gymnasium, which have not been yet excavated.

Rituals included dancing by "Arktoi", girls aged 5 to 10 dressed as bears and is usually interpreted as a rite of passage preparing the girls for puberty and marriage.

Artemis goddess of hunt & protector of children, was the twin of Apollo god of prophecy


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Mykonos Island


Ιt is the cosmopolitan center of the Cyclades Complex. Its reputation has spread during the last years due to its unique landscape, its archaelogical sites, its cosmopolitan environment and its magnificent beaches.

White-washed, cube-shaped houses are scattered all over the island, narrow streets in the town, chapels and picturesque tavernas hide among art galleries and stores selling jewellery, souvenirs etc.

Trends that sweep through the international scene are born in the intense nightlife of this modern resort.

An island of tempting and tempestuous reputation such as Mykonos, with high tourism and a rather superficial lifestyle, inevitably has both fans and critics.

But even the most unsuspecting visitor immediately realizes that Mykonos is not only a crazy “bon-viveur”, but also an attractive, picturesque island with white Chora aside the crystal-clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

Direct international charter flights and regular domestic flights from Athens serve frequently, during summer, the airport of Mykonos.

Because it is so famous, Mykonos gets really overcrowded during high season but for those who enjoy the crowd, great fun and all night long entertainment, Mykonos is the ideal place for holidays.

Have a wonderful time...