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Ramnounta beach

Ramnounta beach is located at the northeastern part of Attica.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )


    1813 Excavations began.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)


  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)


  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)


  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)


  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)


  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)


  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)


  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)


What I can see

Just under the archaeological site of Ramous, there is a beach with successive inlets and the estuary of a stream. Its total length is about 600m, and the 100m of the southern part is where most of the beach nudists-naturalists gather. The beache consist mainly of pebbles, and near the sea are the remains of the ancient port. The temples of Nemesis and Themis, the ancient settlement, the fortress, and the cemetery are all included in the archaeological site.

 

What I can't see

It is located about 60km from Athens and is a very quiet place. The name Ramnous comes from the ancient Ramnos which is a shrub species of the area, and the ancient municipality took its name from it. In this place, they honoured and worshiped Nemesis, the deity of punishment of “hubris” (arrogance). Nemesis imposed the Divine Judgment-no one escaped from her and thus she kept the balance in human life. According to legend, it was she who also punished the Persians’ arrogance because of their numerical superiority over the Greeks at the Battle of Marathon, which they eventually lost.

Bibliography

Field observation by scientific editors

 

Camp J., (2001), The Archaeology of Athens, Yale University Press, New Haven and London

 

Foka Ι., Valavanis P., (1994), Περίπατοι στην Αθήνα και την Αττική, τόποι, θεοί, μνημεία [Strolls in Athens and Attica, places, gods, monuments], Kedros