Epidaurus

Area/Site in Peloponnese

Do you want to watch a play in the same theater ancient Greeks did? The Epidaurus theater festival is an unforgettable, almost mystic, experience.

Epidaurus Attractions

An overview of the Amphitheater (Ancient Theatre) of Epidaurus.
photo: Pug Girl / CC BY 2.0
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Ancient Theatre of the Asklepieion Epidaurus

Built in the 4th BC, the most famous ancient Greek theater combines elegance and excellent acoustics.

An overview of the Stadium of the Asclepieion at Epidaurus.
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Asclepieion Epidaurus Stadium

Structure related to the ritual worshiping through a series of festivals & competitions honoring the god.

Temple of Asklepios

The central structure of the sanctuary was dedicated to the god of medicine. It was erected between 380-370 BC & it was in use until the 4th AD.

The remains of the Tholos of the Asklepeion at Epidaurus during some restoration works.
photo: Trajan 117 CE

Asklepeion Epidaurus Tholos / Thymele

Dating from the 4th BC it's dome that is reputed as the most perfect circular structure of the antiquity.

Abaton of the Asklepieion at Epidaurus

Complex gallery of the mysterious cult & a healing place for patients visited by god in their sleep.

An image of the remains of the Temple of Artemis at Epidaurus.
photo: Zde / CC BY-SA 4.0

Temple of Artemis

Small temple dedicated to the goddess of the hunt & wilderness, while It's located centrally in the sanctuary dating from the 4th century BC.

Epidaurus Museums

Asclepieion Epidaurus Archaeological Museum

Located inside the archaeological site it's open since 1909 being one of the oldest Greek museums.

Questions & Answers about Epidaurus

Why Visit Epidaurus?
  • World-famous for its acoustics, its theater hosts top ancient drama plays.
  • Famous medical center of antiquity considered the birthplace of medical science.
  • In 1988, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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