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Theater of the ancient town of Epidaurus.
© Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Argolida

Town of Palaia Epidaurus (Ancient Epidaurus)

Close to the Sanctuary of Asclepius is the picturesque seaside village of Palaia Epidaurus, a lovely tourist destination offering beautiful coves for swimming and pine forests for hiking. In antiquity it was one of the main cities of Argolida and the most important port of the Peloponnesian Gulf.

Once you get to Palaia Epidaurus, don't miss visiting the theater of the ancient city. It is located on the headland called "Nesi" and provides an exceptional view of the sea. The theater is probably related to the worship of Dionysos, the god of wine. In July and August concerts and performances are taking place here in the timeframe of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, offering you a unique and authentic experience. A Mycenaean necropolis is located west of town on the steep eastern slope of Katarachi Hill.

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Town of Palaia Epidaurus (Ancient Epidaurus)

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At present the Little Theater of Palaia Epidaurus opens its gates every summer to host the “Musical July” festival.