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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, Cultural
Owner description: An ancient Greek theater built in the third century.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, History Museums, Theaters, Cultural
Owner description: An ancient Greek theater built in the third century.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Grand Junction, Colorado
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The theater at Epidavros is truly amazing. My guide stood down below while I climbed up into the higher rows of seats. She then rattled and tore some paper and you could hear the sound all the way up there. The site of the theater and ruins and museum are well kept and it is a very calming place. The... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The theater was beautiful and I loved that you could hear a penny as well as a crumpled piece of paper drop from the very top row! We beat the crowds of buses and tours by being there early. I would recommend that if you are going...its nicer without the crowds!

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Limassol, Cyprus
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62 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Recommended to visit specific theatre as a tourist attraction but also if can visit it at night and watch a play its marvelous and unique experience. Unfo we didn’t have the opportunity to watch a play during the days that were in the area (Nafplio). It is amazing to stand in the center of the theater and speak loudly, because... More 

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Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I lot to see and enjoy. Go early or late to avoid the crowds. We went in October, so the tourists were not a problem. Most important, take your time.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We made this a half day excursion from where we were staying in Nafplio and what a brilliant half day it was. Although there were a couple of other visitors in and around the time we were there, for a few minutes we actually had the entire theatre to ourselves and it was amazing. The acoustics are as impressive as... More 

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