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    Epidaurus is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece. Located on the north eastern side of Peloponnese, in the region of Argolis, Epidaurus Greece is mostly famous for its Ancient Theatre. This theatre was constructed in the late 4th century BC to host religious ceremonial events in honor of god Asclepius, whose healing centre was located few steps away. Famous for its symmetry and the incredible acoustics, this classical theatre is surrounded by lush greenery and gives nice view to the valley below. In summer, it hosts performances of ancient Greek drama. Many daily tours depart from Athens to Epidaurus and other places of Argolis. Visitors can also enjoy individual holidays in Epidaurus, in the close village.

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    Ancient Epidaurus in Greece is one of the most important archaeological sites of the country. It is famous for the Ancient Theatre with the amazing acoustics. However, many nice villages and beaches can be found in close distance to the ancient site, such as the seaside village of Ancient Epidaurus.

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    Have a look on our travel guide about Epidaurus holidays and see the most interesting thins to see in the region. Learn about the archaeological site and also find out places to visit in close drive from Epidaurus Greece. Through our large collection of photos, videos and maps, you can get a better understanding of the location.

    Things to see and do

    Epidaurus Asklepius

    Epidaurus is an area of mainland Greece which is found at the Peloponnese region. The most important sight in Epidaurus Greece is the Ancient Theatre. Apart from the symmetry of this structure, the theater is unique because of its excellent state of conservation, which allows it to be still in working order. Another distinctive detail about this construction is the perfect acoustics. In fact, if you drop a pin on the stage, it will be heard even if your sitting at the last seats of the theater.

    In summer, this theatre hosts performances of ancient Greek drama. Few steps from the Ancient Theatre is the Sanctuary of Asklepios, a very popular healing center in the antiquity. The Archaeological Museum hosts many interesting exhibits from excavations on this site. Most visitors go to Epidaurus Greece for a day tour from Athens, but this is also a nice region to enjoy relaxing family holidays in Epidaurus.

    Organize your holidays

    Have a look on our travel services about holidays in Epidaurus, this interesting region of Peloponnese. See the hotels we suggest there, find out how to go and check out our tours from Athens to this important ancient site.


    Hotels in Epidaurus

    The seaside village of Ancient Epidaurus offers many accommodation options, located only a short drive from the most important sights of the area. Family hotels and traditional apartments line up the port street of the village, while the inner streets also have few self-catering apartments. The nearby beach of Gialassi also has some hotels, apartments and few campings to stay during your Epidaurus holidays.

    Highlights in Epidaurus

    The famous Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
    One of the best preserved ancient theatres in Greece, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is famous for its amazing architecture and the stunning acoustics.
    Drama performances at Epidaurus Ancient Theatre
    The very important Greek Festival, also known as Athens-Epidaurus Festival, takes place every summer and among others, it includes drama performances in the Ancient Theatre.
    Port village of Ancient Epidaurus
    In short drive from the archaeological site is the beautiful village of Ancient (Arhaia) Epidaurus. This is a lovely fishing port surrounded by lush greenery and with nice beaches in the region.
    Small Theatre of Epidaurus
    In a short drive from the archaeological site and close to the port of Ancient Epidaurus village is the Small Theatre of Epidaurus. Restoration works are still continued there.

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