The picturesque town of Brauron (also known as Vravrona) lies on Athen’s eastern shore, providing a great seaside escape in Attica. Just 20 minutes from Athens International Airport (ATH), the area has beautiful beaches, lush greenery and mountain backdrops.
Discover the history in Athens whilst enjoying the many scenic delights on offer in Brauron, the prettiest town in Attica. Perfect for culture lovers and anyone wishing to be close to Athens, but without the hustle and bustle of staying in the city centre. Brauron holidays are all about the past meeting the present and create the perfect blend of history, culture and natural beauty.
Brauron has a rich history, with many sacred places brought to light through excavations. Be sure to visit The Sanctuary of Artemi, which is one of the most well-known attractions in the area. The Temple of Artemis, the sacred spring and the shrine nearby can all be found near the sanctuary and reveal the importance of Brauron and the place where ancient Athenians paid tribute to the Goddess Artemis. The Archaeological Museum is just 2 kilometres from the sanctuary and has a rich collection of exhibits that make it well worth a visit.
Great shopping opportunities can be found at McArthurGlen Athens. This hugely popular mall in Spata is next to Attica Zoo Park and has a vast choice of stores, entertainment, cafés and restaurants. So, you can shop ‘til you drop and then relax with a refreshing drink and enjoy your surroundings.
Porto Rafti, Sounio and Rafina are places you can visit, enjoying nature as you are diving in the crystal-clear waters on the coastline. Gaze on blue waters and the sailing ships at Rafina Port. Admire the imposing Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio and take leisurely strolls on the waterfront.
There are many sights and attractions nearby to make holidays to Brauron a good choice. With Athens’ historic centre just 32 kilometres away, it’s easy to arrange day trips to see iconic sights like the Parthenon, the modern Museum of Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus and then return to Brauron for some quiet relaxation by the sea.