Epidavros (Nafplion, Greece) Reviews
Newest Review: ... displays the ancient Greek genius for location. Fragrant pines and smattering of other trees including jasmine, walnut and - of course - olive provide shade and rest for the eye. Epidavros was a major sanctuary in the Classical times, devoted to Asklepios (demi-god of healing) and Hygea (health). The sick came here to pray and be healed and even today it seems to exude a positive, life affirming vibe. Nothing is ever that simple, though. In the same way as the sun and poetry god Apollo was also the patron deity of pestilence, there is a strong connection with the darker aspects of the spiritual world here: Asklepios` companion animal was ... more
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by - written on 27/10/05, updated on 28/10/05 (Very useful, 261 readings)
The ancient sanctuary and theatre of Epidavros located in the Argolis area of Peloponnesus is one of the best known and often-visited Greek antique sites. It can be done as a day trip from Athens, but we travel to Epidavros from Galatas, a small town located on the mainland coast of the Saronikos Gulf, just opposite the holiday island of Poros. The route is torturous (takes the best part of 2 hours) but also stunningly picturesque. I have visited this part of the world twice before, but, somehow, never realised how incredibly mountainous most of it is. The coastal strip and inland valleys are separated from each other by high, rugged mountains which reach ... Read the complete review
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