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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
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Victoria
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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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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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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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Wirral, Cheshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Seeing the very first medical instruments displayed, what amazing history Greece has. There are some beautiful statues and some information displayed but not much. To thoroughly make the most of your travels in Greece not only you have to read its history in advance but also ask a local and specialist so I recommend you contact www.ypsilonitinerarios.gr

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The whole Epidaurus site is huge and as well as the large theatre there are the remains of many other buildings there which formed a major complex for the treatment of illnesses (the birthplace of modern medicine). Many of the individuals treated left offerings, statues and carved tablets, so there are many interesting exhibits in the museum and it is... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Its too small for such a major archaeological site as Epidaurus ! Also the artifacts are poorly exhibited since only a few off them are equiped with information signs.

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Salzburg, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

great exhibition, well preserved and presented, but the building does not come up to the international standards

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Most of the statues/relics in this building are casts, besides the ones in the entrance way. Since it's included with your ticket to see the Epidaurs Theatre do a quick run thru, then make a point to see the originals in Athens.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I did not expect to find a museum there actually. We decided to go inside at the end of our visit. The best way is to start from the Epidaurus theatre well which is the main attraction, then venture to the discover the surrounding and where the many building of the Sanctuary were built. You get an understanding of the... More

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