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Address: Brauron, Athens 19003, Greece
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Phone Number: 22990/27-020
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Sanctuary and museum of the cult of Artemis and Iphigenia.

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Preparing greek girls for marriage

Very interesting site with a specific purpose apparently marriage and culture were very important, kind of like a finishing school.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting site with a specific purpose apparently marriage and culture were very important, kind of like a finishing school.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We went to this sanctuary and museum on free museum day. There was a school bus of children and a few other tourists however, relatively quiet. We drove here after going to the temple of Poseidon. You can view the site in 10 minutes and the museum in 20 minutes. We had rented a vehicle for the day and so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Nice ruins with good information. You will need GpS if you are driving. Interesting facts about how this site was to prepare girls for marriages

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

During a recent 5 day visit to Greece, we visited Athens and went to see The Sanctuary of Artemis. This temple to Artemis - who was the Greek goddess of the hunt & childbirth used to the most sacred in Attica. Story goes that when King Agamemnon brought his daughter here to be sacrificed to Artemis, the goddess saved her... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Artemis was a very important Goddess for the ancient Greeks. She used to be called "Potnia Theron" during the stone ages and was renamed to Artemis during the bronze age. She was the Goddess of hunting and the protector of young animals and nature. So it's Sanctuaries were always built in areas of great natural beauty and good hunting grounds.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

nice place very calmness very beautiful place especially for the weekends

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