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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Was there 20 years ago and just revisited. It is indeed much more tourist friendly now and if you stand in the center of the theater and speak loudly, because of the terrific accoustic your voice will echo wonderfully. So impressive

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This was probably the most impressive archeological site I've visited. It really is a huge amphitheater. I've seen several pictures of it but the real thing shouldn't be missed. Photos can not replace being there in this case. I think the entrance fee was 6 euro and worth every penny just for the theatre. The rest of the site is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is something you should do before you die.Try to visit it while their is a play.It is a unique experience and nothing can be compared to it.The feeling of seating in the same seats as the ancient Greeks while watching a Greek tragedy or comedy is unique. advice: were comfortable shoes and clothes,there is some of walking and usually... More

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You won't forget this. Excellent acoustics, Beautiful setting. Well maintained. It seems obvious this location was a retreat. It's tucked away in between hills with views of more hills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I've always wanted to see the ampitheatre at Epidaurus and I wasn't disappointed hence the 5 star rating. It is amazing. Just don't try to sing. We arrived late afternoon on a Tuesday so the site was relatively quiet. A group of schoolkids were standing in the performance area and broke into song. Immediately a 'guardian' shot out a little... More

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London, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I went to this place on a day trip from Athens. Although we spent only an hour or so at this theatre, I was truly impressed by the scale of this place considering how old it is, the layout of the theatre the rows, the aisles, the entrances for the public and the actors..... I tried to imagine how it... More

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This site is a very interesting place from the point of view of healing. So many centuries ago this place was the hotspot of medical, physical and mental care...Even now we use the symbol of the snakes around the stick of Asklepios for pharmacies and medical centers...! The main attraction is the huge, restored amfitheater, but let you also seduce... More

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Edinburgh, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Epidavros (or Epidauros) is home to one of the most impressive amphitheatres still standing, which could seat around 15,000 people (and which still does during show season). It is a truly marvellous site and sight, stretching up to 55 rows. Just don't try to sing in it. As we arrive a group of schoolkids are gathered with a teacher in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Zeus must be preparing his thunderbolts as we speak and Dionysus, god of drama and revelry, could be forgiven for thinking his legacy is regarded with nothing but contempt by the public servants of modern day Greece. I visited Epidauros today with two very keen teenage students of Classical Civilisation who had a couple of lines each of poetry to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was our second visit, and because we went early in the day it was quiet (on an earlier trip, we were there in the afternoon, and there were too many organised parties). The site is beautifully preserved, and has an extraordinary atmosphere - it is the birthplace of our culture.

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