Epidavros
The cultural center of the Peloponnese.

Epidavros is famous all over the world and one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.

It is known mainly for the Ancient Theater, which is one of the most well-preserved ancient theaters in the world. It dates back to the 4th century BC. and was used for dramatic performances and various cultural events. The archaeological site includes other important monuments such as the ancient temple of the theater, the sanctuary of the god Asklepios (the physician of the ancient Greeks), and many other archaeological monuments and buildings. The world-famous Ancient Theater of Epidaurus is located 14 kilometers outside of old Epidaurus, in the village now called Lygourio.

In old Epidaurus there is another Theater, the so-called Small Theater of Epidaurus, which is also ancient (4th century BC). In both theaters of Epidaurus ancient performances and musical events are still held today, the most important of which are organized every summer during the Athens-Epidavros Festival. Watching an ancient drama in the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus is truly a unique experience worth experiencing if you get the chance. It is certain that you will be enchanted by the atmosphere and the unique acoustics of the space.

But beyond the archaeological sites, Epidaurus also offers a wonderful, natural landscape with trees and blue beaches. There are currently around 2,000 permanent residents in the area. At this point it is important to separate the two cities of Epidaurus.

Old or ancient Epidaurus is located near the archaeological site of Epidaurus and is a small, picturesque, seaside town where visitors can enjoy the beautiful nature and beaches of the area. Built around a picturesque harbor, and next to the small green peninsula called Nissi, Palia Epidavros is a beautiful destination that offers numerous restaurants, cafes and accommodation for visitors.

Here, in the summers, the Agritourism Festival is also held, where local producers present the pure, fine products of the Argolic land to visitors. In Old Epidaurus there are still many organized campsites and wonderful beaches such as Kalamaki, with pine trees that literally reach the sea.

Other beaches in the area are Gialasi, Panagitsa and Nisi, in front of the Mikro Theatro.

Nea Epidauros is an equally picturesque settlement a few kilometers after Ancient Epidauros in the direction of Athens. Here, there is no ancient theater, but there is a beautiful beach and a gorge which is ideal for hiking. The settlement is built on the inner side of a steep rock, as a result of which it cannot be seen from the sea, although it’ everything that is almost next to her.

Nea Epidauros is also known from the history books as the place where A’ National Assembly of the revolutionary Greek state, in December 1821 – an assembly during which the appearance of the Greek flag was decided.

Today, Nea Epidavros is a calm and beautiful village, with picturesque narrow streets and beautiful views from its highest points. The general area of Epidaurus is located approximately 30 minutes from Nafplio, and is an excellent choice for those looking for a beautiful and quiet landscape for their stay.

The area is also suitable as a destination for permanent residence, since it has all the basic shops for the daily needs of its residents. Epidaurus is the perfect combination between archaeology, nature, culture and tourism.

Overview

Permanent Residents: 2,000

Athens Airport: 150km

Beach

Hospital: 14km (Ligourio)

Basic needs stores

ATM

Bank: 35km (Nafplio)

Ideal for

Permanent residence

Vacation house

Investment

Real estate market

The area of Epidavros that stands out in terms of the real estate market is undoubtedly Gialassi. It is a slope that ends at the sea and overlooks the picturesque harbor of Old Epidaurus. Gyalasi is home to some of the most beautiful and luxurious villas in the region, which makes the spot extremely interesting for investors.

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