Ramnous Archaeological Site

Ramnous Archaeological Site, Grammatiko

Ramnous Archaeological Site

Ramnous Archaeological Site
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Ioannis V
London, UK109 contributions
Unique site, but..
Sep 2020
The site is unique, very well preserved, really worth visiting. However there is very limited information on the site and poor internet (better read in advance) and to reach the settlement you need to trek through a good 10 mins of very hard terrain. Closed shoes and a bottle of water is advised in the summer months. FYI so that you don't get disappointed, in the winter months the main site is closed (only the bases of the 2 temples are open for visiting) and the site closes at 3pm. Better call and ask before you visit!
Written 23 September 2020
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David J
1 contribution
If you like ancient settlements, this one is for you!
Nov 2019
The temple has a beautiful setting but what sets this site apart is the fortified city, a classical site worthy of Minoan Gournia. You will need good walking shoes and at least two hours. Until recently the settlement was closed to the public but now it seems it is open - hopefully permanently. A must for archaeological hounds!
Written 22 November 2019
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,730 contributions
The Temple of Nemesis high above the sea
Jun 2018 • Solo
Here we have the Temple to Nemesis, no standing columns but set on high above the sea. Its fame in ancient times came from its temple being destroyed by the Persians and the implacable God of revenge then seeing them off with a little help from the Athenians.
The site is very remote and hard to find with little signposting. You get there and the lonely person at the little ticket booth looks surprised you found it and that someone actually turned up. Then you walk into the site and you realise there is another lady just standing there all day so people do not climb on the temple. Half way down there was a view of the city of Rhamnous and its fortress on a point into the ocean. It was fairly flat as an archaeological site and because I could take photos with my telephoto lens I saved myself the arduous walk down and back. Great site in a fantastic setting by the sea.
Written 7 August 2018
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Vladislav B
Sydney, Australia95 contributions
Imposing 4th Century BC fortress and temples. Remote but easy car access.
Jul 2018 • Couples
Ramnous (or Rhamnous) site is very large and rocky, we walked about 4km. The area is not shaded and does not have any facilities, so bring your hat, good hiking shoes, sunscreen and water. It is one of the most significant sites in Attica. The fortress was built in 4th century BC by Athens to protect the trade route to Euboea.

The site is quite remote and it doesn’t get many visitors, but it is easy to find if you have a car. We assumed that we will be able to roam the area freely – not so; a person who sold us the tickets continuously followed us. When we stepped out of the path for a photograph we were reminded that we are not on the path for tourists. This has never happened to us before in Greece (this is why 4 not 5 stars).

Many of the walls show obvious signs of interventions – this is what they did with antique buildings in 19th and early 20th century. There are still plenty of imposing Cyclopean walls in original condition, especially at the gates and around the temples. From the fortress you can see some the remains both of the original ports (now silted), the north and the south, and of course the island of Euboea. The views are magnificent.
Written 1 August 2018
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Mikeandga
East Midlands223 contributions
Disappointing!
May 2018 • Couples
We had heard so much about this site, so set out full of hope on May 1st. There are hardly any signs to it, and we had to stop and ask directions several times. It was a public holiday, a day when you think many might wish to visit the site - and it was closed! The woman at the gate apologised but said that owing to lack of assistants, most of the site was permanently closed and that only the ruins of the Nemesis and Hermes temples could be seen.
Written 14 May 2018
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angelina295
Tokyo, Japan32 contributions
How to get to Ramnus ruins from Athens
Aug 2017 • Solo
I get off at the Victoria station in Metro and go to the long distance bus stop for the marathon. I got on the bus from 9:00. The price is 4.10 euros. Arrived in the marathon town for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. From there it is 20 minutes by taxi. Taxi fare is about 15 euro one way. The ruins are closed at 14:45. Entry fee is 4 euros. The ruins are very large and descend one kilometer of the mountain path towards the sea. Ask the staff and lend us a map. About 2 hours if you want to walk slowly. At the entrance to the ruins there is a toilet, water and cola vending machines. Water is 0.50 euro. Return of the bus is back in the taxi to the town of Marathon, it will depart from the coffee shop before the bus stop.
Written 22 August 2017
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Rachael
Manchester, UK108 contributions
Fortress is definitely worth the walk
Jun 2017 • Friends
We visited here on an overcast day. The walk along the sacred road was challenging but not too difficult. As you initially walk down the path there are several burial structures and a temple to Nemesis. It is definitely worth carrying on down the path to the fortification although be careful of loose stones on the way down. The only downside was the lack of information about what everything actually is but the last in the kiosk was more than happy to lend a copy of a book with more information in. If you are planning on visiting here Is highly recommend wearing sensible shoes and bringing a bottle of water with you.
Oh and the site is an ongoing archaeology dig.
Written 12 June 2017
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VickyH2
3 contributions
Temple of Nemesis and 5th Century BC Fort
Aug 2016 • Family
Brilliant and surprisingly evocative ruins in a fabulous location. The ladies in the hut at the entrance were really friendly and helpful: they pointed is towards Small Seti Beach with a simple but excellent beachside Taverna for a well deserved lunch and a cooling swim after a hot but very rewarding couple of hours exploring.

Wear stout shoes as the Sacred Road is rocky and there are a number of loose stones. Allow a couple of hours - remember it closes at 3pm. This is Greece at its best!
Written 30 August 2016
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Constantinos2014
Nea Smirni, Greece105 contributions
A magnificent ancient city
Jun 2016 • Couples
Classical Athens was not only the Acropolis or the Agora. It was also the small settlements all around Attica, and Rhamnous is the better preserved example. A site that includes everything: two temples of Namesis, houses, fortifications, an unusual theatre, burial monuments and unspoiled Attic landscape. The views are great and the experience unique. The site closes at 15.00 and one should have at least one hour to explore the whole site.
Written 14 June 2016
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chris thom
Athens, Greece331 contributions
Could have been better
Jun 2016 • Friends
Extraordinary unique site
Magnificent Attica rural area
Must walk within ruins and pine trees

Abadoned and deserted
Bring your own water drinks
Wear hats and sun glasses during summer
Written 9 June 2016
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