Vraona Things to Do
A small temple-like building is situated about 10 m of the Temple. It perhaps represents the supposed Tomb of Iphigeneia, which was located in a cleft in the rock which was probably once a cave. It seems to have replaced the earlier buildings which are considered to be destroyed by the collapse of the cave roof in the mid 5th c. B.C.As the Greek...more
The sanctuary of Artemis is situated at Brauron (Ancient Greek), Modern Greek - Vravrona or Vravronas) just at a distance of 1km from Mare Nostrum Hotel.The sanctuary contained a small temple of Artemis, a unique stone bridge, cave shrines, a sacred spring, and a pi-shaped stoa that included dining rooms for ritual feasting. The special servants of...more
A spring emerged from the northwest end of the rock spur running down from the acropolis hill to the southeast of the site. This spring was the focus of cult activity from the 8th century BCE forward. The first activity on the site known after the Bronze Age is thus linked to cultic practice at this spring. Dedications were made by throwing objects...more
Mare Nostrum Hotel Thalasso Restaurants: Buffet
The Hotel has a variety of places for you to eat:
Nefeli Main Restaurant operates daily in both summer and winter. It has a capacity of up to 500 people, a non smoking section, and is ideal for special events. Serving Greek and international cuisine, there are rich buffets of salads, cold and hot appetisers, grilled and vegetarian dishes, pastries, fruit and ice creams.
An American buffet breakfast is served from 07:00 to 10:00, and a buffet lunch from 13:00 to 15:00. A buffet dinner is served from 19:30 to 21:30. A la carte special diet dishes are available.
Pelagos Snack Bar operates daily from 12:30 to 16:00 during the summer. There is often a Greek barbecue for guests.
Orfeas Main Bar is open daily from 09:00 to 02:00 during the summer and winter. By the lobby of the hotel, it has a terrace and overlooks Vravrona Bay. There is live music in the summer and winter.
Pelagos Pool Bar is open from 10:00 to 18:00 everyday in the summer.
The night club - disco operates 6 days a week from 23:00 to 02.00 in the summer.
By Taxi (from E. Venizelos Athens international airport): - The journey is approximately 12 km and takes about 15 minutes by taxi. - Upon leaving the airport take Attica Road, the motorway that connects the airport with Markopoulo. - Turn on the junction for Markopoulo and follow the signs to Porto Rafti. - 1 km outside Markopoulo to Porto Rafti,...more
Vraona is situated in a distance of 12 kilometers from Venizelos Athens international airport. In fact this distance is two times shorter, because the road is looping around hills.I arrived to Greece-Athens-Vraona by Russian "Kras Air" B-737. It took me 3,5 hours. The plane wasn't full and I've got a very convinuent place by the illuminator. So...more
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Vraona Tourist Traps
Closed in winter
The finds from the excavations at the artemision are mostly housed in a new archaeological museum on the site.
The archaeological museum of the site is located around a small hill about 300m from the Sanctuary of Artemis. It contains an extensive and important collection of finds from the site throughout its period of use.
Unfortunately the museum was closed when I came to have a look at its exposition. The guard told me that it is closed in winter time since November till March. Don't miss this museum since April till October!
You may watch my 2 min 22 sec VIDEO-Clip Greece Vravrona Walking around area Antique Music Kenuria Agapi.Related to:
- Museum Visits
Vraona Off The Beaten Path
There is a tiny Island Church in Vraona which you can admire from apart when watching the area from your balcony or while walking around hotel area. The island is situated on the distance od several hundred meters and can be reached by boat. I was short of time and didn't come there (as well as the most of tourists).
You may watch my high resolution photos of the Island Church on Google Earth in Vraona according to the following coordinates 37º 55' 48.67" N 24º 0' 48.12" E
or on my Google Earth Panoramio Church.
Vraona Sports & Outdoors
Mare Nostrum Hotel Thalasso Spa centre
Housing warmly decorated, comfortable and contemporary accommodation, the hotel also features an incredible amount of facilities such as meeting amenities and sporting activities which include a fitness and health centre, both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and children’s services.
You may spend all the day long (since 9.00 till 21.00) in the Spa&Wellness centre for 20 Euros. Unfortunately I was short of time and only an hour in the Spa&Wellness cost me the same 20 Euros...
Equipment: Tennis Court, Sauna, Fitness Centre, Spa & Wellness Centre, Massage, Children's Playground, Table Tennis, Windsurfing, Darts, Jacuzzi, Walking, Hammam, Mini Golf, Ski School, Indoor Swimming Pool, Outdoor Swimming Pool.