Εpidavros

Intertwined with the passage of time, Epidavros is an irreplaceable spectacle of unique beauty with huge cultural heritage. Its monuments are true masterpieces of the ancient Greek art, a genuine testimony of the Greek culture that is still alive. Inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC, Epidavros is one of the greatest marvels of the ancient world whose former glory has been retained through time gaining the title of a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

Where the richness of the blue waters of the sea meets the evergreen forests of the mountains, Epidavros is a place that will enchant everyone, archaeology lover or not. It is no accident that the ancient Greeks decided to establish the greatest therapeutic center of antiquity dedicated to God Asclepius in Epidavros- the most beautiful theatre of Greece, if not the entire world, where ancient drama is glorified starred from the cultural spirit of Greece.

Indeed, of all the ancient theatres, Epidavros one has been characterized as the most beautiful one that creates a unique feeling; a feeling that goes beyond the tranquility of intimacy!

Even after two and a half thousand years of cosmogony, people seem to return every single summer in Epidavros. Undoubtedly, its spirit is eternal. Under the starry sky of the Greek summer nights, you might even find yourself sitting in the chair of Pericles himself who was there two and a half millennium before; it is incredible how the time passes like a falling star in the galaxy. The eternal applause will inevitably lead you to Epidavros, where Maria Callas, one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, and Alexis Minotis, one of the leading dramatic actors and directors of the Greek theatre, left their legacy, where Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles presented their tragic poets and Aristotle, Socrates and Platonas gave us the definition of tragedy at Epidavros, the eternal inheritance of the Greek civilization.

Maybe again, it’s the energy vibes of Epidavros’ theatre that will lead you here, the inconceivable truth that millions of people have applauded ancient tragedies and satirical poets since two thousand years ago while freezing in order to perfectly hear its unbelievable acoustics; it’s the eternal power and the unique beauty that no words could ever describe.

Undeniably, lovers of ancient history will fall in love with the craftsmanship of ancient Greeks sculptors after having spent endless hours in the archaeological site of Epidaurus.

Nonetheless, it’s not only the universal status of Epidavros as the cradle of ancient Greek drama; it’s the mystery hidden behind Epidavros supremacy.

Other mysteries are concealed in the hinterland of Argolis, from picturesque villages and pristine seashores to monuments of immense natural beauty.

Just before darkness has fallen, you will descent the stone stairs of the ancient theater in the scents of the pine trees and you will wake up from the songs of the cicades late in the afternoon while getting ready for dives into the crystalline waters of Epidavros.

Wandering at the picturesque promenade of Palea Epidavros with the colourful fishing boats that will tempt you to discover the peninsula that seperates the beach into two while enjoying the rays of the sun dissappearing behind the hills.

Whatever happens, you will always have Epidavros. A cosmogony of two and a half millennia is ready to unveil its mysteries.

Undeniably, Epidavros is a place for your bucket list, a destination you must explore at least for once in your lifetime!

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