Epidavros Tours

Epidaurus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Epidaurus is situated in the mountains to the east of the Plain of Argos. It was a sanctuary of healing, dedicated to Asklepios, the God of Healing. People came to Epidaurus from all over Greece, to make offerings to the God, and for health treatments as well. It served all the functions of a modern hospital, gym, hotel and temple, with entertainment laid on as well. Most of the site was reduced to ruins and very few of the buildings are more than just the bases of walls, but an attempt is being made to rebuild some of it, carefully identifying the positions of the stones and adding new ones to fill in the gaps.

The Theatre of Epidaurus

One building which is almost completely preserved is the theatre. When the site was abandoned, it got covered up and completely forgotten about. Up until the 19th Century, it was thought to be just a hollow in the side of the mountain, but when excavated, it was found to be a complete amphitheatre, with seating for 14,000 people and perfect acoustics. A person standing at the centre point of the orchestra (the flat circular part in front of the seats) can be heard clearly in every part of the theatre, providing they speak in a clear voice.

The only part of the theatre which is missing is the skene, the back wall behind the stage. The theatre is in such good shape that it is being used again for performances, which are usually held in the evenings, but during the day the theatre is open to visitors. You can stand at the speaking point and amaze your friends in the back row with your powers of oration.

*CUSTOM MADE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR REQUEST. SPEAK TO DENNIS ABOUT YOUR PREFERENCES AND TOUR CAN BE CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU.

Suggested Itenaries

  • * Tour to Epidavros from Athens
    * Epidavros Tours can be combined with Mycenae tours, Nafplio tours, Corinth tours

    3 Days Tour
    3 days Argolis(Corinth-Mycenae-Nafplion-Epidaurus) and Olympia.
    One overnight in Nafplion and one in Olympia.

    4 Days Tour

    4 days Argolis/Olympia/Delphi.
    Day 1: Argolis overnight in Nafplion.
    Day 2: Olympia and overnight there.
    Day 3: Delphi and overnight there.
    Day 4: Visit the Osios Loukas monastery and return back to Athens.

    5 Days Tour

    Day 1: Argolis overnight in Nafplion.
    Day 2: Olympia and overnight there.
    Day 3: Delphi and overnight there.
    Day 4: Meteora and overnight there.
    Day 5: Return back to Athens.

 

*CUSTOM MADE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR REQUEST. SPEAK TO DENNIS ABOUT YOUR PREFERENCES AND TOUR CAN BE CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU.

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