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Address: Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52, Greece
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Phone Number: +30-2753-02-20-26

An ancient Greek theater built in the third century.

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Ancient theater

Theater heals. The ancient Greeks believed in this and built a structure that stood the test of time. Today is almost the same as thousands years ago. They still play dramatic... read more

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Theater heals. The ancient Greeks believed in this and built a structure that stood the test of time. Today is almost the same as thousands years ago. They still play dramatic spectacles at Epidaurus. The acoustic is perfect. I love Epidaurus.

Thank Robby_Cristian
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very impressive theater and a good site aswell. Nicely placed and not too busy. Great sounds in the seats. Only wish there was someone to give a short recitel so you get the full sound effect.

Thank JanHilhorst
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This ancient amphitheater is constructed in such a way that persons whispering from the center stage can be heard at the top. It is definitely worth a visit, but don't prepare to sing, as acoustical demonstrations are, of necessity, controlled.

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Theater at the Ancient City of Epidaurus was one of our favorite stops during 2 weeks in Greece! Walk to the top and check out the views! Stand in the middle of "the stage" and hear the perfect acoustics - but if you start to sing or do much else, the "whistle police" will start yelling at you. You'll... More 

Thank Travelin M
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well restored and maintained amphitheater to give one an idea of what it was like 'in the day'. Lots of other ruins onsite that most did not seem to bother going to. However, like of lot of ruins on the Peloponnese there are mainly just foundation stones and excavations, which is unfortunate. As such, they are not very impressive.

Thank BlueHeeler777
West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In ancient times Epidaurus was the Mayo Clinic of the Greco-Roman world, a place where people came for medical treatment and to pray to various gods for health. The Theater was part of healing the soul as well as the body. It is in an excellent state of preservation (programs are still presented here) and has amazing acoustics. Sit on... More 

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Center Point, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to learn about Greek history and the magnificent approach to healing. Most of the traditional medical terms we use today had their roots in ancient Greece some 600 BC.

Thank EdStory
Reading, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to get there early or else there will be numerous tour groups which really detracts from the experience. The day we were there, you could see forever from the top of the theater - a spectacular sight!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone with or without an interest in history this is a must! The Amphitheatre is the most impressive feature but the museum and wider site are fascinating too. If you can get a guided tour for a better understanding. Best to go early in the morning and sit at the top , watching the sun rise up, the shadows... More 

Thank Peter H
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an awe inspiring amphitheatre. The marble seats rise steeply some 80 rows upwards. But the best thing to us was the acoustics: you can stand in the center of the stage and drop a coin or rip paper and it will be heard at the farthest seats.

Thank RodMcLeod

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