Epidaurus Theater Tours

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The Epidaurus Theater is a stunningly well-preserved ancient theater constructed in the 4th century BC. It was built by the architect Polykleitos on the side of a mountain and merges perfectly into the surrounding landscape of undulating hills, overlooking the Sanctuary of Asklepius.

For centuries, Epidaurus Theater remained covered by trees, until excavations revealed the ancient monument towards the end of the 19th century. Despite repairs and restorations over the years, particularly to the seats, the stage itself has been retained as it was since ancient times. Today, the theater is a popular venue for the annual Athens Festival productions, which are held here every summer.

In terms of its architecture, structure, and acoustics, Epidaurus is widely regarded as the best ancient theatre in Greece. In fact, its extraordinary acoustics mean that all 14,000 spectators situated in its semi-circular seating arrangement can hear every note played and every word spoken – even from the highest seats up on the 54th tier.

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Epidaurus Theater is located within the Sanctuary of Asklepios, in the Argolis prefecture of Peloponnese. It is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Nafplio and around two hours from Athens.
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Address: Epidavros, Argolis, Peloponnese 210 52, Greece
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Hours: 8:30am-10pm
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Admission: 6 Euros
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Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplio Small-Group Tour from Athens

Venture south of Athens to discover highlights of the Peloponnese and visit two UNESCO sites in a single day. Cross the Corinth Canal to leave mainland Greece, and enter the mythical kingdom of Agamemnon at the ancient ruins of Mycenae. Explore the historic harbor town of Nafplion, and step inside the classical Greek theater at Epidaurus, a 4th-century venue still prized for its acoustics. A small group size lends a more personal touch to this diverse, full-day tour. 
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Peloponnese Private Tour & Real Greek Food: Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio, Epidaurus

Experience the perfect balance of independence and personal service on a full-day private sightseeing tour of Corinth Canal, Mycenae, and more. From start to finish, you’ll relax in private transportation with free wifi and bottle water. In addition to an included lunch, you’ll enjoy the freedom to explore the attractions independently with your guide just a phone call away on a provided cell phone.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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Private Half-Day Ancient Epidaurus Theater and Canal of Corinth Tour

Experience a private taxi excursion in Ancient Epidaurus from Corinth. This self-guided 5-hour excursion will take you to visit Epidaurus Ancient Theater, the archaeological site and Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus, the old port of Kenchreai, and the Canal of Corinth. Get the servicesof professional, insured, non-smoking drivers that bear all the appropriate licenses. All the vehicles used are in perfect condition and of course clean and tidy. They offer all modern comfort like air-conditioning, WiFi, digital TV, and DVD.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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