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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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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Performances are fantastic, the rest of the site is very interesting too so it's worth arriving a bit earlier to visit the site and the museum nearby

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

there not much to say that hasnt allreafy been said about this ancient monument..thescenery is amazing,the acoustic of the monument and the resonance are really amazing even though in ruins nowadays.it is a must for everyone who visits greece...the best time for someone to visit the theater is during summer with a full moon and during a play...because since it... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We chose to do the theater last and this was the right thing to do. The museum is weak, the site requires lots of imagination, some columns have been rebuilt in bad taste so finish the visit by the jewel of the site: the theater. I found it more grandiose (and less dangerous) to climb all the way up by... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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