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Epidaurus, Greece

Epidaurus was a small town (polis) in ancient Greece, on the Argolid Peninsula at the Saronic Gulf. Two modern towns bear the name Epidavros: Palaia Epidavros and Nea Epidavros. Since 2010 they belong to the new municipality of Epidaurus, part of the regional unit of Argolis.



Epidaurus was independent of Argos and not included in Argolis until the time of the Romans. With its supporting territory, it formed the small territory called Epidauria. Reputed to be founded by or named for the Argolid Epidaurus, and to be the birthplace of Apollo's son Asclepius the healer, Epidaurus was known for its sanctuary situated about 8 km from the town, as well as its theater, which is once again in use today.

The asclepeion at Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing center of the Classical world, the place where ill people went in the hope of being cured. To find out the right cure for their ailments, they spent a night in the enkoimeteria, a big sleeping hall. In their dreams, the god himself would advise them what they had to do to regain their health.

Asclepius, the most important healer god of antiquity, brought prosperity to the sanctuary, which in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC embarked on an ambitious building program for enlarging and reconstruction of monumental buildings. Fame and prosperity continued throughout the Hellenistic period.

Even after the introduction of Christianity and the silencing of the oracles, the sanctuary at Epidaurus was still known as late as the mid 5th century as a Christian healing center.

The prosperity brought by the asclepeion enabled Epidaurus to construct civic monuments, including the huge theater delighted for its symmetry and beauty, used again today for dramatic performances, and the ceremonial banqueting hall.

The ancient theater of Epidaurus was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th century BC. The original 34 rows were extended in Roman times by another 21 rows. As is usual for Greek theaters (and as opposed to Roman ones), the view on a lush landscape behind the scene is an integral part of the theater itself and is not to be obscured. It seats up to 14,000 people.

The theater is admired for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken words from the scene to all 14,000 spectators, regardless of their seating. Famously, tour guides have their groups scattered in the stands and show them how they can easily hear the sound of a match struck at center-stage. A 2007 study of the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates that the astonishing acoustic properties may be the result of the advanced design: the rows of limestone seats filter out low-frequency sounds, such as the murmur of the crowd, and also amplify the high-frequency sounds of the stage.


How to visit Epidaurus

We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Epidaurus during multiday private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Epidaurus.

We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.


Discover Peloponnese in 7 days from Athens: Mycenae, Sparta, Monemvasia, Epidaurus. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 7 days (6 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Epidaurus, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafplio, Sparta

Athens Mycenae Nafplio Sparta Mistras Monemvasia Kosmos+moni Tolo Epidaurus Athens

 

7 days

Price from € 1,148

 



Visit famous Sparta, Olympia, Mycenae, Epidaurus in 7 days tour from Athens. Open for yourself ancient towns, castles, monasteries and beaches.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 7 days (6 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Corinth, Epidaurus, Kalamata, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafplio, Olympia, Sparta

Discover Peloponnese from Athens: Mycenae, Sparta, Olimpia, Epidaurus. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

7 days

Price from € 1,153

 



Discover central Greece from Athens: Delphi, Nafpaktos, Corinth, Mycenae. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 8 days (7 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Epidaurus, Livadeia, Mycenae, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Patras

Discover central Greece from Athens: Delphi, Nafpaktos, Corinth, Mycenae. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

8 days

Price from € 1,268

 



Greece cultural tour 12 days from Athens. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 12 days (11 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Argos, Corinth, Delphi, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Kalamata, Livadeia, Messene, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Pylos, Sparta

This off-season balanced tour is aimed for people who interesting in the history of Greece, to walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. During this tour we will visit 6 places that are on the list of UNESCO. Many other we going to visit places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list.

 

12 days

Price from € 1,828

 



Discover Greece from Athens: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Sparta, Olimpia, Delphi. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 13 days (12 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Delphi, Epidaurus, Kalamata, Livadeia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Sparta

Discover Greece from Athens: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Sparta, Olimpia, Delphi. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries.

 

13 days

Price from € 1,936

 



Amazing south Balkans 14 days tour from Dubrovnik to Athens. Visit Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece mainland.

tour start in: Dubrovnik, Croatia

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 14 days (13 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Montenegro

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Corinth, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Mesolongi, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Sparta, Trebinje, Tvrdoš

This 14 days tour will allow you to meet amazing south Balkans countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, and of course beautiful Greece. The route will pass through Trebinje, Podgorica, Durres, Ioannina, Nafpaktos, Olympia, Sparta, Nafplio and other towns. We will see old castles, monasteries, archaeological sites, and amazing coastal line. At summer time we will stop on beaches to take a rest, refresh and enjoy the crystal clear water.

 

14 days

Price from € 2,040

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 14 days from Athens. Visit main Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 14 days (13 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Chalkida, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palace of Nestor, Patras, Pylos, Sparta, Trikala

This off-season tour is for people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit main UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the main UNESCO places in one tour.

 

14 days

Price from € 2,125

 



Travel 15 days Adriatic coast of Montenegro and Albania + discover Greece mainland. All seasons tour from Tivat to Athens.

tour start in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 15 days (14 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Greece, Montenegro

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Budva, Corinth, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Kotor, Mesolongi, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Nikšić, Olympia, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Sparta

In this tour we will travel 15 days by Adriatic coast of Montenegro and Albania, and discover Greece mainland and Peloponnese. Meet during the tour ancient monasteries and castles, enjoy amazing beaches, touch stones of old places in 3 countries.

 

15 days

Price from € 2,185

 



Greek Peloponnese round tour in 15 days. Visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. This is Peloponnese where located Sparta, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Monemvasia.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 15 days (14 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Corinth, Diros, Epidaurus, Kalamata, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafplio, Porto Kagio, Sparta

Greek Peloponnese round tour in 15 days. Visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. Travel Peloponnese with Monterrasol and visit Sparta, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Monemvasia, Methoni and other places.

 

15 days

Price from € 2,247

 



In-depth cultural tour 16 days from Dubrovnik to Athens. Explore Bosnia and Greece, discover Montenegro, meet Albania,

tour start in: Dubrovnik, Croatia

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 16 days (15 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro

tour destinations: Antirrio, Arta, Blagaj, Corinth, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Kravica, Mesolongi, Međugorje, Mostar, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Sparta, Ston

Balkan route from Dubrovnik to Athens in 16 days. Visit Bosnia, Montenegro, pass hills of Albania, and discover fortresses and ancient towns of Greece. Bosnian old towns and monasteries, Montenegro oldest monastery, hills of Albania, and discover greek fortresses, beaches, monasteries and archaeological sites.

 

16 days

Price from € 2,361

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 19 days from Athens. Visit most of Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 19 days (18 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Antirrio, Argos, Arta, Chalkida, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Koroni, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palace of Nestor, Patras, Porto Kagio, Pylos, Sparta, Trikala

This off-season tour is focused on people who would like to get to know deeply the history of Greece and walk that ancient historical places where are roots of culture of our civilization. Around the world such places are on the list of UNESCO. And many other places now expecting to be on UNESCO list; such places are prepared, available for public for fraction of cost, and are on so called UNESCO tentative list. During this tour we going to visit most of UNESCO places and UNESCO tentative list places, located in Greece mainland. Greece is so rich with history that visit all UNESCO places in one tour will take very long time. Because of that we, Monterrasol Travel, created this tour to be able to visit the most of UNESCO places in one tour.

 

19 days

Price from € 2,926

 



Adriatic Grand tour 29 days from Budapest to Athens. Visit the most interesting places in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Greece.

tour start in: Budapest, Hungary

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 29 days (28 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro

tour destinations: Arta, Bory, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kravica, Medvedgrad, Messene, Međugorje, Mostar, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Omiš, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Sparta, Split, Szigliget, Sümeg, Trogir, Varaždin, Zagreb, Šibenik

Adriatic Grand tour 29 days from Budapest to Athens. Visit the most interesting places in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Greece.

 

29 days

Price from € 4,731

 





Last updated on: 7 June 2019

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From 28 April 2019 we added a new tour that cover in 15 days south part of Greece mainland, so called Peloponnese. We will visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. Some of the towns we going to visit: Corinth, Epidaurus, Kalamata, Methoni, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafplio, Sparta. A few of places are UNESCO. Ask us now to set a schedule, especially at September and October, where is not so hot there! Here is the page of this tour with more details: Greek Peloponnese round tour in 15 days. Visit all main attraction of Peloponnese peninsula and see castles, ancient places, beaches. This is Peloponnese where located Sparta, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Monemvasia.




From 1 Feb 2019 we load on our site the description of new place: Monemvasia, Greece. We have visited this beautiful place few times and we definitely like to be there, and we are welcome you to have a trip there with us!

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. The town is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length. Its area consists mostly of a large plateau some 100 meters above sea level, up to 300 m wide and 1 km long, the site of a powerful medieval fortress. The town walls and many Byzantine churches remain from the medieval period.






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