Epidaurus makes one of the best day trips from Athens. Famed for its perfect proportions and acoustics, the ancient theatre is set in a serene wooded landscape.

By Diana Farr Louis

Feel the healing vibes of this ancient temple.

The Sanctuary of Asclepius

Myths and medicine

The site of ancient Avaton, where patients where actually housed.

The theatre itself is a marble marvel.

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

The Athens Epidaurus Festival

Theatrical productions at this venue are magical.

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Stop to check out the Corinth Canal on your way to Epidaurus.

Getting to Epidaurus