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Epidaurus Theater

Palea Epidavros, Epidavros, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Epidavros
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Theaters, History Museums
Description: An ancient Greek theater built in the third century.
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We included a visit to the theatre with Mycanae by car from Nafplio. Well worth a visit. The theatre itself is well preserved and they still hold performances here. However the big surprise was the archaeological site of the ruined town just by the town. Plenty to see there as well as though most of the site is pretty much... More

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Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

this site was part of our days itinerary on our way to Mycenae. It is primarily known for its theater, which is one of the oldest in Greece. The claim to fame here is exceptional acoustics which allow for unamplified voice to be heard anywhere in the seats. It’s an interesting phenomenon which I checked out by climbing to the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

excellently preserved and restored, the theatre is a most impressive sight to be seen and a great resonance for the voice exercising aspiring actor or orator, or teacher - it takes very little to carry the voice to the most upper sections - when in the area - a must see!

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Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The theatre in Ols Epidauros of Old Epidauros is really impressive. Partly restored it really gives you an idea of what this ancient centre may have looked like.

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Irby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Male sure you include this site if you have an interest in Greek history. The theatre is welreserved and has amazing acoustics.

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madison, wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed in Nafplio and Epidaurus was a short drive away for a morning adventure. It is an acoustical wonder and should not be missed if you are in the area. The museum is small and takes under 30 minutes. Go with your best song planned or sit up high and enjoy the random singing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you are visiting Corinth, or Nafplio, make sure you take the small side excursion to Epidaurus to see the amphitheatre. It is very impressive, in superb shape and with great acoustics that demonstrate in a great way the ancient greeks understanding of sound and dedication to theaters. It is easy to get there, you will not get lost, and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The theatre at Epidaurus is most impressive but don't stop there. The museum is modest and only fairly interesting but the surrounding archeological site is really worth the effort; so many visitors seem to visit the theatre then leave, There are the remains of temples, bathhouses, hotels and water courses all there to be discovered. In the temple to Asklepion... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Impressive theatre at Epidaurus but really no different from the many theatres I have seen around the world. Usual guides clapping to explain the sound values but once again this is no different to other amphitheatres throughout the ancient world. Nearby you will find a small fairly interesting museum and behind this down the path access to the rest of... More

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you are visiting Corinth, Mycenae or Nafplio, make sure you take the small side excursion to Epidaurus to see the amphitheatre. We started in Nafplio and were driving north to Delphi and were debating whether to detour to Epidaurus and were very glad we did, even though we were seeing a number of amphitheatres during our trip to Greece.... More

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