The most beautiful “live” ancient theater in the world
Epidavros is a historic town of Argolida on its eastern side. It is built at the foot of the Arachnaios, Top and Titus Mountains where, according to mythology, Asklipios was born where his worship began there for the first time in the 6th century BC. century. Its strategic position, but mainly its Asclepius, contributed to the unprecedented growth of the city. Its inhabitants were mainly engaged in shipping. Its first settlement belongs to the prehistoric age. It is located 12 km from the old town of Epidavros. It is administratively owned by the same name of the Municipality of Epidaurus.
One of the most important monuments of ancient Greece and a world-wide attraction of the modern world: the famous theater at the Asklepieion of Epidaurus. It combines perfect acoustics, elegance and symmetrical proportions. It was built around 340 – 330 BC, to watch theatrical performances by the patients of Asclepius and was in use at least until the 3rd c. A.D. Imagine how it would be, when the musicians, songwriting and dramatic races of Asclepie were celebrated every four years in the spring, as well as other dramatic performances included in the worship of Asklepios.Share this tour
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