The ancient site of VRAVRONA and the nearby wetland

On Saturday the 18th  of May at 16:00 p.m., we ’ll meet each other for a walk along the beautiful Vravrona Bay and the adjacent wetland at the south-east coastline of Attica.

Vravrona is one of the few remaining wetlands of Attica, an area of great ecological importance, included in the Natura 2000 network. It combines a landscape of great beauty, rich in biodiversity especially for birds, with numerous cultural elements, the most important being the archeological site.

This walk is a combination of seaside footpaths, dirt roads that are connected through the … swamps, a lovely … asphalt road and a quick glimpse, from … outside of the fence, at the famous temple of Artemis !

There are no significant height differences, just only 100 m over a hill from where the view of the coastline, the tiny islets and Artemis town is really spectacular. Duration of the stroll will be 2,5 hours approximately and total km to be covered will be 7. As concerning its difficulty is considered to be medium grade !

Meeting point is at ‘‘ Café Χαμολιά ’’, where is also a tavern, with the same name and where we could have our dinner after the walk … !

As you pass Markopoulo Mesogeas town, after 0.5 km turn left at the sign ‘‘ Vravrona’’, don’t go straight for Porto Rafti !, then after 5.9 km take the right road at the junction where signs for ‘‘ Χαμολιά ’’ and ‘‘ Οικισμός Πολυτεχνείου ’’ exist, then drive for 2.4 km ( you’ll pass the ancient temple of Artemis on your left side ) to a junction where you go left, don’t turn right for ‘‘ Πόρτο Ράφτη ’’ !, then continue on the seaside road for 1.3 km and you will see the sign ‘‘ Οικισμός Πολυτεχνείου ’’ and a wide road ‘‘ Λεωφόρος Πολυτεχνείου ’’ vertical to the seashore, don’t turn right !, continue straight on for another 150 m and you will see on the left the fish tavern ‘‘ Χαμολιά ’’, where is the meeting point. Leave your car at the nearby huge parking area.

It is obvious that everyone who likes to swim before the walk, has this opportunity at the … rocky beaches around the tavern.

For those who like to extend the day up to the … night under the full moon, there is an excellent option for a drink at the ‘‘ Café Nisos ’’, a place that looks like a … Cycladic island, just 1 km from the parking place.

If you are interested in participating, please declare up to 16th 10:00 p.m.. Leaders will be Georgos and Anna Foteinos, e-mail Emergency phone 6945 386255.

Important notice : Keep in mind that if you participate in an Athens Strollers and Hikers walk or hike, you do so for your fun and your pleasure at one hand but entirely at your own risk at the other. The Athens Strollers and Hikers is an internet social club and neither the organizers nor the leader are responsible for the safety of those taking part. For more information about that please refer to the ‘ Declaration of Tyrol ’.

Difficulty grades

Easy walks :                  1,5– 2 hrs            and height differences up to 100 m

Medium walks :           2 – 3 hrs              and height differences up to 200 m

Hard walks :                 3 – 4 hrs              and height differences up to 400 m

Easy hikes :                  3 – 5 hrs              and height differences up to 500 m

Medium hikes :           5 – 7 hrs              and height differences up to 750 m

Hard hikes :                  7 hrs and up        and height differences 750 m and up

Invitation : Anyone who likes to lead a future walk or hike please announce to us by e-mail referring to the place and the time he intends to take over this activity.

Deletion : Anybody who doesn’t like to receive anymore the invitations about our activities for any reason, please declare us his desire !!

Wish you a pleasant Saturday afternoon walk !

Georgos and Anna