Archaeological Museum of Vravrona

Archaeological Museum of Vravrona

Constructed in 1956 in the area of Markopoulo to house artifacts derived from excavations at the sanctuary of Artemis in Vravrona, this small museum is found less than one kilometer away from the Vravrona archaeological site.

Vravrona was considered one of the most important places of worship in all ancient Attica.

The items on display at the museum span a substantial period of time, from the early Bronze through the Roman Era. In a permanent exhibition, that is set up in accordance to modern museological methods, the rich and varied finds from the excavation of the sanctuary of Vravrona as well as antiquities from the wider region of Mesogia are displayed. 

More specifically, the showing presents the history of Vravrona (prehistoric settlements and the ancient municipality of Philaides); the monuments of the temple of Artemis and the wider area of ​​Vravrona; the traditions related to the foundation of the sanctum; the worship and the properties of the goddess; and the history of Mesogia through the presentation of the excavations from indicative municipalities.


Findings from throughout the region of Messogia are exhibited on the upper floor in 5 rooms, which also includes a patio. Exhibits include coins and jewelry; a stirrup jar from the graveyard of Perati depicting octopi and fish;  "The votive relief of the Gods" adorned with  the symbols of a group of gods including Zeus, Leto, Apollo, and Artemis; geometric pottery from the cemeteries of Myrrhinous, Anavyssos, and other areas of Mesogeia; and the most important being the statuette of "arktos" the "she-bear" - a young girl devoted to Artemis, clad in a chiton and himation, holding a rabbit in her right hand.

The museum also has special areas designated for the preservation of antiquities as well as workshops for the maintenance of metallic, ceramic, and stone artifacts.