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Epidaurus Theater

Palea Epidavros, Epidavros, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 4 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The kids loved it! Its probebly better to go not in the middle of the day in August, but it was a nice day trip for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Opens at 0800am and we arrived 10 minutes earlier so were alone in the theatre. Good time to go and you can hear people talking on stage right at the back of the amphitheatre. Would have liked to be there for an evening play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The ancient theatre is out of this world. Takes you back in history. Nothing like this anywhere else. It's MAGIC

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is an amazing place to visit at dawn especially on the weekends when there is a play. Although it may seem a little expensive, getting settled on the bleachers while the sun goes down, draping of gold the theatre while a mist smoothly blurs the mountains from view is just beautiful. Additionally, you will be surrounded by a crowd... More

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Natty0701
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We booked tickets in England to see Euripides The Bacchae ....its in Greek but with sur titles. It was amazing; it was dark by the time the play began and the atmosphere incredible. Most people Greek and dressed up for the night possibly some had come from the city? So it was a great people watching experience too. Really magical... More

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

ok, I've read many 5-star reviews here and sorry to be a party-pooper. We're Greek-American and the hype of "must" seeing this theater far exceeded what we experienced. I suppose if we just showed and saw it, we might give it a 4 or 5 star rating. There is no question it is a beautiful structure with a cool story... More

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Lacombe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This has always been one of my favorite places to visit. It IS close to Corint and Napfleo as well as Mycenea and about hour and a half from ferry to Hydra. The "theater" is one of the finest examples of this type in Greece. Acoustics are amazing! The Museum here was not here the first time I visited in... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

How those ancient Greeks built magnificent structures like this is unbelievable. While we were there a lady did an impromptu performance and sang a song from her native country and it sounded beautiful. This is a must see place. A good hotel to stay is Hotel Saronis in Epidauros. When you visit this site make sure you take water if... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed in Tolo and drove to the Epidaurus theater, and I'm so glad we did. It is incredible, I couldn't believe how well preserved it is! It is another one of those ancient buildings in which you wonder how they managed to build it without technology! The whole site is great and is definitely worth visiting if you are... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed in Tolo, but drove to epidavros just for the theatre. It rained during the afternoon for several hours so we weren't sure if the show would go on. Thankfully, the rain stopped by 7pm and we got to use the tickets that we bought online back home. Watching a greek play in the ancient theatre was an incredible... More

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