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Epidaurus Theater

Address: Palea Epidavros, Epidavros, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Epidavros
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, History Museums, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: An ancient Greek theater built in the third century.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, History Museums, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: An ancient Greek theater built in the third century.
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Just amazing. Make sure to climb to the top rows. Usually people are there trying the acoustics so you will get the chance to experience first hand how amazing they are. The surrounding scenery is very nice too and totally suited to this great place. Make sure to visit the Asklipion archaeological site nearby and the Epidaurus museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Everything I could say about the theatre has been said by others. So instead of repeating them, I'll just add that your visit should not be confined to the theatre itself. Just a few steps away there is a small museum, and just a few steps further is an extensive archaeological area. There you will find a stadium, parts of... More 

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London
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408 reviews 408 reviews
141 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The theatre is part of the Asklepion, an ancient Greek sanctuary for health, using the local thermal springs, founded in the 6th century BC. The setting is amazing - you reach the site from some low mountains and the theatre is high above the old town of Epidauros. There is not a great deal left to see of the sanctuary... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I recommend walking up the many steps to the top of the theatre to take in the view. The tour guide shoed us how the acoustics change and improve as a person moves towards the centre circle at the ground level of the theatre.

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Lavagna, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Amazing and athmospheric place like old greece, inside a pines forest, easy to visit, very cheap, interesting to see tragedia events in real theatre

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This ancient theatre is really well preserved, having escaped destruction by the Goths.The acoustics are legendary. Just don't presume to sing there- it's not allowed, unless by invitation. This shows the respect that the Greeks have for their history. It also extends to the rule for no photos with statues in museums (though you can usually photograph the statue itself).... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

You always hear about the great theatres and how you can stand on the stage and whisper and they'll hear it in the rafters. It's true in most theaters, but this one sets the standard. Our tour guide stood on the stage area, not even in the middle, and crumpled a piece of paper. At the top of the theater,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We travelled to the Epidaurus Ancient Theater in late August. It was very hot but there are some amenities close by where you can sit down and get some cold drinks etc. The theater is remarkable and unlike some of the other Greek ancient sites is very well preserved. We climbed up to the top and the views of the... More 

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Dallas, TX
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's well worth the trip to visit, you will be amazed at the construction of the theater now centuries old, and the acoustics. Just stunning.

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Freeport, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I went to Epidavros by bus yesterday from Nafplio. Since there was a lot of confusion and some anxious moments, thought I would share my experience. At the bus station in Nafplio and on the website, the information was that from October 1 until May 30, the bus drops passengers 1 1/2 km from the archeological park. So we were... More 

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