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Epidaurus Theater

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Address: Palea Epidavros, Epidavros, Greece
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Description: An ancient Greek theater built in the third century.

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I ts a place worth visiting so unique and a great experience Its very well maintained we visited during low season only very few people and we had a wonderful time, we tried the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I ts a place worth visiting so unique and a great experience Its very well maintained we visited during low season only very few people and we had a wonderful time, we tried the accoustic and climbed to the top the view is beautiful When here you can also Visit the ruins or a meseum even though it doesnt have... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wonderful to return to Epidaurus after 35 years and be reminded why it made such an impression! The theatre is awe-inspiring - a marvel of engineering and a living piece of incredible history. But there is so much more! Do explore the whole site - a wonderful array of ancient buildings and temples in a truly evocative and peaceful setting.... More 

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Batesville, Arkansas
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41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Ancient Epidaurus was considered the greatest "wellness center" of the Classical World. Unhealthy individuals from throughout the Mediterranean World would come here to relax in the therapeutic mineral baths that were believed to harbor restorative properties. The theater at Epidaurus was an important part of the healing process. The Ancient Greeks believed that "laughter is the best medicine," so the... More 

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Turku, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

There is more to see than "just" the theatre. Lots of ancient temples in the area and also the museum. Kids loved to sing here :D

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is surely one of the most impressive theatres surviving from antiquity. Everyone does the experiment of listening to hear whether you can hear a whisper in the highest row (115 steps to the top by my count) and, needless to say, you can. The setting is wonderful.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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226 helpful votes 226 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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