sightseeing

Epidavros View is located in a very crucial point, because it offers you a lot of archaeological monuments in a few minutes by you. If you discover any beautiful and important point in Epidaurus, then you could begin a row of day trips, having Epidavros View, as point of excursion. 

Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

3 minutes

The small theater of Ancient Epidaurus was established in the Acropolis of the ancient city of Epidaurus at the South-Western slope, before the period of Asklepios. You can go there, only in 3 minutes by car or you can see it, just if you open the windows in our villa. 

It was used mainly for the events of the Dionysian cult, so it was dedicated to the god Dionysus. From the dedicatory inscriptions, it can be concluded that the construction of the theatre was held during the 4th cent., with the sponsorship of prominent rulers and upper class people. A remarkable characteristic of the theatre are the inscriptions, which consist a real - living museum. This is why it is called “the theatre that speaks”. After 23 centuries of silence, the excavation began in 1971. Every July, significant musical and theatrical events take place in this small theatre. The most important is the program “Musical July”.

The Sunken City of Ancient Epidaurus

4 minutes

The Sunken City is located at a depth of two meter the least and very close to the coastline. You can visit it swimming, and see it with a sea mask or goggles. The water is very clean. According to historical information, the ancient ruins that are visible were the ancient Agora of Ancient Epidaurus. The Agora was located opposite the ancient port which was located under the Acropolis of Ancient Epidaurus. Walls, support structures, huge jars, parts of floor slates are half-buried underwater at 1,5-2meters under sea level, just a few meters off the coast.

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

10 minutes

 

The famous theatre at Asclepius of Epidaurus, just 7 km from our place, is one of the most important monuments of ancient Greece. It combines perfect acoustics, elegance and symmetrical proportions. It was built around 340-33 BC, so that the patients of the Asclepion could watch theatrical performances and was in use until the 3rd century AD. Imagine it how it once was, when musicians, singers and actors performed here every four years in the spring. Imagine the dramatic performances and rituals that honoured the god of medicine, Asclepius, and be transported to another time.

Monastery of Agnounta

10 minutes

One of the oldest and most beautiful monasteries of Argolida.
The establishment dates back during the Byzantine years. Some researchers believe that it was founded in 11th century based mainly their estimations, on a carving on the arch of the sanctuary, which shows the date 1029.
The monastery was founded during the Byzantine period , and during the 15th is already at its peak , its history is linked to the action of the monk Antony , who gave great impetus to monastic life in the region . 
Although the monastery was exempted from taxes to the Turkish conqueror , throughout the 19th century will face major economic problems. Which is also the main reason for the union of the monastery with Archangels monastery, and in 1891 with the Monastery of Talantio . 

Monastery of Kalami

20 minutes

Near Ancient Epidaurus and more specifically between the villages of Adami and Koliaki, there is an old monastery called Kalami, dedicated to Virnin Mary.

Nearest village to the monastery is Adami. The monastery is easily accessible 15 kms from the Epidaurus View. The location of the monastery is magnificent. Kalami Monastery founded in the early years of the 17th century, but it seems that it actually existed long before monasticism used by isolated hermits. Traces of these ascetics are met in lesser or greater distance around the site of the monastery. Kalami Monastery owes its name to the place of origin of the first monks, Kalamata. There is a second version that connects the name of the monastery with the nearby mountain called Kalami or Kalamani.

Palamidi

30 minutes

Palamidi is a fortress to the east of the Acronauplia in the town of Nafplio in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece. Nestled on the crest of a 216-metre high hill, the fortress was built by the Venetians during their second occupation of the area (1686–1715).

The fortress was a very large and ambitious project, but was finished within a relatively short period from 1711 until 1714. It is a typical baroque fortress based on the plans of the engineers Giaxich and Lasalle. In 1715 it was captured by the Turks and remained under their control until 1822, when it was captured by the Greeks.

The fortress commands an impressive view over the Argolic Gulf, the city of Náfplio and the surrounding country. There are 913 steps in the winding stair from the town to the fortress. However, to reach the top of the fortress there are over one thousand. Locals in the town of Nafplion will say there are 999 steps to the top of the castle, and specials can be found on menus that incorporate this number to catch a tourist's eye.

Bourtzi

30 minutes

The water castle of Bourtzi  is located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio. The Venetians completed its fortification in 1473 to protect the city from pirates and invaders from the sea. The Greeks regained it from the Turks on June 18, 1822, from where they assisted in the siege of Nafplio. Until 1865 it served as a fortress. It was then transformed into residence of the executioners of convicts from the castle of Palamidi. From 1930 to 1970, it served as a hotel. Since then, it is mainly a tourist attraction hosting occasionally parts of the Summer Music Festival.

Mycenae

35 minutes

Mycenae was a fortified late Bronze Age city located between two hills on the Argolic plain of the PeloponneseGreece. The acropolis today dates from between the 14th and 13th century BCE when the Mycenaean civilization was at its peak of power, influence and artistic expression. Situated on a rocky hill (40-50 m high) commanding the surrounding plain as far as the sea 15 km away, the site of Mycenae covered 30,000 square metres and has always been known throughout history, although the surprising lack of literary references to the site suggest it may have been at least partially covered. 

Ancient Tiryns

35 minutes

Tiryns is a Mycenaean archaeological site in Argolis in the Peloponnese, north of Nauplion.

Tiryns was a hill fort with occupation ranging back seven thousand years, from before the beginning of the Bronze Age. It reached its height between 1400 and 1200 BCE, when it was one of the most important centers of the Mycenaean world, and in particular in Argolis. Its most notable features were its palace, its cyclopean tunnels and especially its walls, which gave the city its Homeric epithet of "mighty walled Tiryns". In ancient times, the city was linked to the myths surrounding Heracles, with some sources citing it as his birthplace.

The famous megaron of the palace of Tiryns has a large reception hall, the main room of which had a throne placed against the right wall and a central hearth bordered by four Minoan-style wooden columns that served as supports for the roof. Two of the three walls of the megaron were incorporated into an archaic temple of Hera.

Poros

35 minutes

A small island of the Saronic Gulf, Poros is a relaxing place. The Town, constructed on the slopes of a hill, is the center of most activities on the island. The most tourist visit Askeli, a sandy beach with clean water . The most picturesque spot of Poros Greece is the Love Bay, surrounded by the characteristic pine forests of the island.

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Ancient Epidaurus, Argolis

Pelloponese, Greece

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