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A day tour at Artemis Sanctuary in Vravrona – Attica

Today’s retreat led me to one of Attica’s most exquisite locations—a magical haven just a stone’s throw from Athens. A brief stroll evolved into a captivating five-hour sojourn, leaving me utterly spellbound and at a loss for words. A profound and extraordinary…

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Today’s retreat led me to one of Attica’s most exquisite locations—a magical haven just a stone’s throw from Athens. A brief stroll evolved into a captivating five-hour sojourn, leaving me utterly spellbound and at a loss for words. A profound and extraordinary energy anchored me to the terrace, directly across from the modest church of Agios Georgios. Even now, I find myself unable to articulate the overwhelming emotions stirred by the visit.

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Zeus, her father, held great admiration for Artemis due to her unwavering perseverance, and he cherished her deeply for her wit, fulfilling her every desire. Among the initial requests she made of her father was the gift of eternal purity, a testament to her enduring commitment to virtue and untarnished character.

Daughter of Leto, sibling to Apollo, she emerged into the world on the luminous isle of Delos. Residing in the frontiers, where the unbridled forces of nature yield neither to absolute wilderness nor complete human dominion, Artemis thrives. These territories extend around cities, through fields, and across uncultivated expanses, as well as along shorelines, marshes, and riverbanks where the boundaries between land and water blur. Typically, her sanctuaries find their place in contested borderlands, highlighting the diverse essence of her character. It was there, on a serene Sunday, that I embarked on a pilgrimage to the well-concealed sanctuary of the revered goddess Artemis, uncovering a carefully guarded secret.

White columns, delicately crafted marble, and golden inscriptions hailing from the Timeless Era of Pericles adorn the scene, set against the backdrop of a serene Sunday blue sky. The liberated soul refrains from dwelling on mortality, pondering instead the boundless legacy that awaits. Regardless of the existence of deities, we remain perennially beholden to forces beyond ourselves.

Lingered for hours in the embrace of Artemis, amidst untamed berries, olive trees, vines, and the breathtaking expanse of a picturesque countryside—a sacred inheritance. Let it stand as it is. To whatever divine force, be it God or gods, that governs, I surrender myself to the dictates of destiny and the whims of fortune. Just as they have bequeathed to us these graceful dreams, a testament to some long-forgotten pact. In the end, the Greek gods are a matter of style, and Artemis reigns supreme, ever faithful to an ancient covenant.

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It is worth visiting the archaeological museum located in the vicinity of the archaeological site of Vravrona which houses various and valuable finds dating from the 3rd millennium BC until the 4th century AD. Its permanent exhibition includes finds that bring to life the sanctuary of Artemis in Vravrona and its function as one of the most important sanctuaries in the region of Attica, while it also highlights the history of the region of Mesogaia and its surroundings.

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