Mesogeia Wine Tasting Tour
The Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia and the new Brauron Museum, is a unique yet ideal destination for visitors seeking to discover Athens, beyond its city center. Situated in green vineyards, olive trees, mountains and the coastline of Euboean gulf, it goes surpasses any norm.
Attica’s countryside is the ideal environment for the cultivation of wines with the prevailing white varieties of Savatiano, Malagouzia and Roditis.
In antiquity, the sanctuary was a focal point in the religious practices of Athenian women. The myth has it that it is here, Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon, aided by her brother Orestes, took refuge after escaping her intended sacrifice by her father before the Trojan War.
The Artemis’ cult was significant to women in antiquity, as Artemis, was considered the patron of childbirth. Athenian girls about 7-10 years old were sent to Brauron to serve as Artemis’ attendants, called arktoi.
- Short tour around the main sights of Athens
- Explore the archaeological site and visit the museum of Brauron
- Taste fine wines by visiting a distinctive vineyard
The day begins from central Athens with a short bus tour around the main sights of the city of Athens: the Syntagma square and the Greek Parliament, the three impressive buildings of the Neoclassical Athenian Trilogy: the Academy, the University and the National Library, the Omonoia square and the beautiful building of the National Archaeological Museum.
We continue the tour heading south-east until we reach the magical archaeological site of Brauron where we learn about the secrets of Artemis and Iphigenia. Our next stop is vineyard estate in Markopoulo where we have a wine-tasting experience.