Epidaurus

  • Epidavros EL
  • Epidauros DE
  • Épidaure FR
  • Epidauro IT

Area / Site in Peloponnese

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in Epidaurus

A picture from one of the rooms inside the Archaeological Museum of the Asklepeion at Epidaurus.
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Archaeological Museum of the Asklepeion at Epidaurus

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

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

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

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An overview of the Amphitheater (Ancient Theatre) of Epidaurus.
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Amphitheater (Ancient Theatre) of Epidaurus

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

Remains of the Temple of Asklepios at Epidaurus.
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Temple of Asklepios at Epidaurus

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
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Tholos of the Asklepeion at Epidaurus

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

A photo showing a part of the Abaton of the Asklepieion at Epidaurus.
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Abaton of the Asklepieion at Epidaurus

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

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

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

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.