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Address: Palea Epidavros, Epidavros, Greece
Phone Number: 27530-22009
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Description: An ancient Greek theater built in the third century.

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My husband and I had a rental car and drove from Nafplio one day to the Epidavros theater. What an impressive site! We climbed almost to the top and marveled at the stone work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a rental car and drove from Nafplio one day to the Epidavros theater. What an impressive site! We climbed almost to the top and marveled at the stone work and the acoustics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The perfect acoustics which still exist to this day in this theater are simply amazing. If someone stands on the ground at the middle marker point, that person can whisper and be heard in the top row of the theater - just incredible! The rest of the archeological site and the small museum are also very good. Everything is well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place to visit. Stand in the base of the theatre and speak softly but clearly and you will be heard all around the amphitheatre. Its not an easy place to get to but its well worth the effort to get there. The Greeks certainly knew how to erect monuments like this in the most extraordinary places. its... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Everything at Epidaurus was excellent except for the café where we had lunch before catching the bus back to Nafplio. The food was dreadful and the prices were worse. An absolute rip off. Do not go there!

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is one of the best preserved and most beautiful Greek theatres, in my opinion, including those in Athens. Located in a small valley near Navplion in Peloponnese, it is best to combine in a day trip with a visit to Mycenae.

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This theater was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4thC B.C. It seats up to 14,000 people and the view on the lush landscape behind the skene was intended - and is never to be obscured. This space is world-famous for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of un-amplified spoken words from the proscenium to all 14,000... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Took a drive to the theatre from nafplio and for me it was almost the highlight of my trip. This theatre is like nothing you have ever seen before and it's so unbelievable to think it's almost completely still standing. It took my breath away. Definately worth a visit

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Don't miss it. Worthy of the two hours drive from Athens. It is the most impressive of all ancient theaters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Everyone had to try it and yes it works. Drop a coin in the circle in the middle of the stage and you can hear it on the top row. What is amazing is it is still used today! What plays this stage saw! It was a honor to be able to stand on this stage!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I've been there on April 15,2015.It was amazing and surprising for ancient Greek architecture and culture.This place is one of the UNESCO cultural heritage and jewel of ancient Greek.Their sound system for 13000 people at that time was great.This circular,peristyle building with famous sculptures are vey impressive.It's also one of the most perfect,and the best preserved of the ancient Greek... More 

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