Athens Brauron Archaeological Museum

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Location: Vravrona
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The Archaeological Museum of Brauron is located in the southeastern region of Attica. It was built in 1962 in order to host a variety of findings that were unearthed after the excavations conducted in the nearby Sanctuary of Artemis in Brauron as well as the wider area of Mesogia.
The museum was refurbished in 2009 and a rearrangement of the exhibits took place.

The building consists of five halls and includes an atrium and a patio, which houses superb artifacts that span from the early Bronze period to the Roman era. The majority of the exhibits come from the Temple of Artemis, an archaeological site of major significance and one of the most prominent places of worship in Attica during antiquity.

More specifically:
• The lobby presents the timescale of the excavations at the Temple of Artemis and the restoration works for the Stoa (the largest and best-preserved building of the archaeological site).
Hall 2 involves the establishment of the sanctuary, the worship events towards Artemis and the qualities with which the goddess was projected in Vravrona, as well as paintings, clay figurines and vases.
Hall 3 features statues of little girls and boys, called arktoi.
• Lastly, Hall 4 showcases personal items dedicated to Artemis by women on the occasion of childbirth, including jewelry, compasses, and bronze mirrors.

The collection also includes exhibits from the area of Merinda, and the excavations took place mostly between 1945 and 1962, supervised by archaeologist Ioannes Papadimitriou and restoration architect Professor Charalambos Bouras.

How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Archaeological Museum of Brauron from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: (0030) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also book your taxi online.

Car rental: There is the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Archaeological Museum of Brauron and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "Artemis" (Bus line 304). Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.



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