Not far away from Athens, just a couple of kilometers after Marathon, lies the best preserved ancient village of Attica’s classical era. Rhamnous or Ramnous is situated in an idyllic hilly landscape overlooking the South Evoikos Gulf and it’s a wonderful place to be whether you want to feel like Indiana Jones in the search for ancient traces or just take a walk. Nearby there is an excellent beach where we spent a peaceful night (first week of May).
Finally reopened to the public after the damage caused by the earthquake of 1999, although only open two days a week and surrounded by the scaffolding of the restorers who are still working at full speed. Included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Monastery of Daphni is located only 10 kilometers from Athens on the road to Corinth.
This is not the ‘not to be missed’ destination and for this perhaps it is neglected by all. I must admit that, taking advantage of the fact that I had to drive my son to the airport, I myself finally went to visit it only a few days ago. And I’m glad I did!