Epidavros, Greece

Epidavros ( Epidaurus ) Greece

The road from Nafplio to Epidaurus (Epidavros) passes through vineyards and age-old olive groves with the mountains looming hazily in the distance, but for Mt. Arahneo, which rises directly above Epidaurus. Arahneo- that’s just how Aeschylus called it in his tragedy, Agamemnon. The breeze carries waves of sweet fragrances from the woods, resin and turpentine. On a hillside, within the sanctuary, lies the theatre of Epidaurus (3rd c. B.C.), the most famous and best preserved of all the ancient theatres in Greece. Built of limestone, it can seat 12,000 spectators

Epidaurus Greece occupied the same location as the present village of Palia Epidavros (Old Epidaurus), a seaside settlement with a small harbour, nestled in a plain thick with olive and orange trees, rimmed with scenic beaches and several tavernas. Seven km. further north, at the foot of Mt. Akros, the road arrives at Nea Epidavros (New Epidaurus), an inland village.
This land is an endless song. This is where out travelling through the Peloponnese, the old and the new one, ends