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Ruins of the Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus, which was dedicated to Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine.
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Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus, Greece

Epidavros, Greece
The concept of healing in Europe can be traced back to the Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus. A sacred place used for ceremonial medical practices as far back as the 2nd millennium BC, the site was also associated with the cult of Apollo in the 8th century BC. It made an invaluable contribution to medical evolution and advancement. Over time, its temples, sporting facilities, banquet halls and theatre shifted in philosophy from prayer to science in the evolution of medical treatment.

Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus, Greece


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Archaeological sites and museums are closed on 1st of January, 25th of March, Easter Day, 1st of May, 25th-26th December.


1.11.2017-31.3.2018: 6.00 € (reduced 6.00€)
1.4.2018-31.10.2018: 12.00 € (reduced 6.00€)

Ticket is valid both for the archaeological site and the museum.
Free Admission Days:

  • 18 April (International Day of Monuments and Sites)
  • 18 May (International Day of Museums)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st

Entrance is free for university students from EU and children below the age of 18