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Address: Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52, Greece
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Description: An ancient Greek theater built in the third century.
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Summer night under the stars with a Greek comedy

What a cool experience--sitting perched on centuries old stone theatre seats under the star speckled canopy of Greece, while enjoying a re-imagination of ancient play on the stage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a cool experience--sitting perched on centuries old stone theatre seats under the star speckled canopy of Greece, while enjoying a re-imagination of ancient play on the stage before you. Mind blown. I didn't know what to look at; the theatre itself in it's ancient magnificence, the beautiful hills and trees that are the backdrop off the stage below, the... More 

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Udine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The best theatre! Very exciting to sit there on the old stones, and imagine all that was in ancient times...The location is still perfect today, and the acoustics wonderful: you could hear from above someone just talking down there in the middle. It is definetely worth a visit

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The environment is exquisite, more than words can say. Acting in this theater is the absolute dream of any actor and is considered to be the most important moment in his/her career. On Saturday, we watched "Prometheus Bound", an Aeschylus tragedy which is considered to be the first part of a trilogy that was lost. The direction by Kostas Filippoglou... More 

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Auckland, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Recently visited and watched an Aristophanes play as part of the greek festival which was amazing. Do bring a cushion though and come early to see the site.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We saw a Greek play - in Greek at this theater in August and loved it. Even though we do not understand Greek we read the play in English beforehand and had no trouble following it. Amazing location! Pay extra for lower tier seats - well worth it and they come with cushions, better than sitting on the hard stone.... More 

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you are in this area you should visit the most famous theater of the ancient world. Its a very big theater with max capacity of 15000. Check also the collocated small museum and the Sanctuary of Asklepios.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a nice experience for big or small, Greeks or tourists!! This theater is just amazing. With such a history and nice ambiance!! While watching "Ekklisiazouses" of Aristofanis the flew away... Two hours felt like minutes.. I would definalety go back there given the chance!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Interesting site, very well preserved and one of the main must do things in Epidaurus however if you have done Athens and those sites it may be a little underwhelming. It is also a bit of a trek to get to if you don't have a car and lots of tour groups. It was fun standing in the centre point... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Exceptional. One of the most outstanding and extraordinary archeogical sites. It is breathtaking and leaves you aghast at the engineering skills of those who built it. If you possibly get the opportunity, do try to attend one of the performances which are held thought July and August as part of The Epithavros Festival

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Regardless of whether you see an ancient drama or a comedy or a concert, Epidaurus is going to take your breath away. If the actors are good, which in my case they were, some great Greek-theater actors, you are going to be amazed.

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