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Epidaurus Archaeological Museum

Asklepieion, Epidavros 21052, Greece
30 27530-22009
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Ranked #3 of 3 attractions in Epidavros
Type: Museums
Description: The museum was built in the early 1900s by the same man who excavated Epidauros and all the exhibits in the museum are from the site.
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Tucson, Arizona
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301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It is tiny and already included in the price + at the end helps you see how the site was before - only useful part, the rest is very weak - I'm spoiled I was at the archaeological museum in Athens just before! The site is weak too compared to others (Delphi, Olympia) - the only reason to be here... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The museum had many interesting artifacts. The grounds were made up of remnants of buildings and a stadium. The thing NOT to miss is the only remaining complete free-standing Ancient Theatre. Performances are still done there. They even allow tourists to have a chance to speak from the stage. Hearing your voice echo where thousands have been heard before is... More

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madison, wi
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52 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This museum is quite small and will take less than 30 minutes to complete. If you are tight on time, you could miss it and not miss out too much.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Not that much of a must see or interesting a museum but it does display some items of found on this site and as it is part of the ticket no harm in looking inside.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We decided to stop and visit Epidaurus on our way back from Porto Heli going to Athens since we had heard about this site. Took alot of pictures and visited small museum with archaelogical artificats and statues-beautiful. All in all I think we spent a good hour. pleasant visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was particularly impressed with the museums in Greece attached to significant heritage centres. A visit to the museum first made understanding the associated site just that much clearer. The museum displays the artifacts unearthed in the ancient site. Epidaurus was a centre for healing in ancient Greece because of the mineral springs and like all centres of significance developed... More

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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We did have a great guide who helped to make sense of the site and the museum artifacts but it still would have been interesting to wander around alone. Lots to see and absorb.

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Charlottesville, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The museum does a good job of enhancing your understanding of the purposes of the Epidaurus site. Though the theater with its incredible acoustics is the big draw, the real purpose of this site was a sanctuary for medical healing. Known as the birthplace of Apollo's son Asclepius, the healer, the Asclepieion at Epidaurus was a renowned healing center of... More

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Vienna, Austria
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I agree with some visitors, that artifacts are poorly presented. Lacking info. Only two languages - Greek and English. My personal suggestion join a guided tour, otherwise the place losses its unique attraction and historical significance.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Beautiful building. All the artifacts are set and arranged in an easy to see way. The space is wonderful

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