The ancient site of Vravrona & the Wetlands, 6th June 2021

Date: Sunday, 6th of June

Meeting point: ‘Χαμολιά’ periptero (location explained below)
Meeting time: 17:15
Leader: Georgos Foteinos
Mobile: 6945 386255

    Walk characteristics:

Difficulty: medium walk
Distance: 6 km
Elevation: 100 meter
Duration: 2,5 hours

    Click here to let us know that you are coming. Sign up before 4th of June 11 am.

Description of the walk

What is that, concerning a long time period, but starts and stops at the same day ….? !
For those who don’t imagine the answer is:
The winter and spring walking program 2021, due to the unexpected covid-19 story!
So, the SAS has now the opportunity to organize the programmed 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 archaeological 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 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.

Wish you a pleasant Sunday afternoon walk!

Georgos and Anna

Driving instructions

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 for 300 meters just up to the seaside road where on the left is the first beach. You will see a ‘‘periptero’’ and a huge parking area. Leave your car here.

After the walk

Optionally after the walk we could take our dinner at the famous ‘‘Χαμολιά’’ fish tavern as well as 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 tavern.

Difficulty grades

Easy walks: 1,5-2 hrs, up to 100m
Medium walks: 2-3 hrs, up to 200m
Hard walks: 3-4 hrs, up to 400m
Easy hikes: 3-5 hrs, up to 500m
Medium hikes: 5-7 hrs, up to 750m
Hard hikes: 7 hrs and up, 750m and up

Invitation to organize a walk
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.