Epidaurus ancient theatre

The ancient theater of Epidaurus is located in Argolida, in the archaeological site of Asklepieion, at about two hours drive from Athens.

Visiting this area offers a unique experience. The theater is simply majestic, the landscape is peaceful and the feeling of space is unique. The ticket also includes a visit to both the museum and the archaeological site. Do not miss the opportunity to climb to the top of the theater, so you can enjoy the acoustics of the area, but also the wonderful view.

Epidaurus ancient theatre
Epidaurus ancient theatre

History

The Asklepieion of Epidaurus, where the ancient theater of Epidavros is located, was one of the great Panhellenic sanctuaries of antiquity. It belonged to the city of Epidaurus, a small town-state of classical times, located on the nearby west coast of the Saronic Gulf, in the place of the present-day town of Ancient Epidaurus.

The ancient theater of Epidaurus is known worldwide for its rare beauty and cultural value. Considered the most beautiful and best preserved ancient theater and known for its excellent acoustics. Built in the 4th BC century, between the decade of 340-330 b.c., it is approximately 125 km away from Athens and it has a capacity of about 15,000 people.

Epidaurus ancient theatre
Epidaurus ancient theatre
Epidaurus ancient theatre
Epidaurus ancient theatre

Today

Nowadays it hosts presentations of ancient dramas and the Greek festival, Athens & Epidaurus festival. Leading creators of theater and music visit the Epidaurus theater and organize individual musical and theatrical performances in the light of day or under the stars.

Epidaurus ancient theatre
Epidaurus ancient theatre
Epidaurus ancient theatre
Epidaurus ancient theatre

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