Epidaurus was a small city in ancient Greece, on the Argolid Peninsula at the Saronic Gulf. The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is regarded as the best preserved ancient theatre in Greece in terms of its perfect acoustics and fine structure.
The most famous attraction in Epidaurus is the ancient Theatre. It is famous for its architecture, acoustics and symmetry. Mostly known sights are the Asklepieion of Epidaurus and the archaeological site. The Asklepieion of Epidaurus as an important healing center, considered the cradle of medicinal arts and the mother sanctuary of the plethora of other Asklepieia that were built throughout the Hellenic world. Near the ancient Theater which is located next to Lygourio, lie the Ancient Epidaurus and its harbor. The harbor, the green that surrounds it and the view towards Agistri constitute attractions by themselves. Other attractions of the area are the small Theater of Ancient Epidaurus, the Mycenaean Acropolis of Kazarma, the Sunken City, the Castle of New Epidaurus and scattered churches and monasteries.
Epidaurus is one of the most renowned of Greece’s ancient sites and regular buses runs between Nafplion and Epidarus making the “sanctuary of Asclepius” easily accessible. The famous theatre, which seats up to 14.000 people, actually a later “add-on”, is still used today for performances of ancient dramas. The Theatre of Epidaurus is the best preserved ancient theatre in the world with perfect acoustics. The theatre was overgrown and buried under a mound of earth looking like just a hollow in the side of a hill until it was discovered in the 1900 century. The Little Theatre of Epidaurus is placed in an area called Nisi, near the port of Palea Epidaurus. It used to be the theatre of the ancient city-state and, apart from drama performances, it also hosted religious and political celebrations.