The museum consists of two parts, an archaeological museum containing the artifacts found at the site and the partially restored ruins of the Temple of Artemis Vavrounia (or Barounia). Visit the museum first to gain an understanding of the Artemis cult and its importance to women. There are many lovely statues of young children and girls, wonderfully intact pottery items, and reliefs of Artemis and different wildlife. The site itself sits surrounded by wetlands. It includes the partially restored temple with its soaring columns, an ancient bridge that was part of the original road to Athens, a sping and an abundance of quiet. Certainly a difference from many of the more visited ancient sites in Greece. It was possible to sit here and quietly contemplate what must have drawn the ancients to consider this site holy. We noticed many pretty flowers blooming and there were also signboards on the walk in describing the wildlife that can be found in the wetlands. One of the best ruins in all of Greece that appears to be overlooked by the crowds.
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