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Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus with kids

July 7, 2018 2 Comments

Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

If you are visiting Athens or the Peloponnese, then I recommend you to visit the site of Epidaurus and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

At the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus kids can learn here about Asclepius, the important healer God in ancient Greece. Epidaurus was the healing center of the Classical world, ill people would go there to be cured. They would stay the night in the so-called Enkoimetria – a big sleeping space. They would wait for the God to appear in their dreams to advise them on how to get better. Children can still see the remains of this: the Sanctuary of Epidaurus, the Temples of Artemis and Asklepius, the Tholos but also the hotel, springs/ baths as well as sport and hospital areas. The theater of Epidaurus is unique in its kind. Your kids can travel back in time here and feel like the ancient actors for a moment.

The best time to discover Epidaurus is in the spring and fall. It can get very busy and hot at the excavations in the summer. There is no shade.  It is recommended to choose the early morning hours for a visit. To avoid long lines at the entrance, you could opt for a guided tour. A tour guide will get your children engaged and there are specially designed tours for kids. Bring lots of water, sunscreen a, d hats. Some parts of the site are not stroller accessible.

 

 

Celeste

I am Celeste and this is my Family Travel Blog. The first and only one about Greece in English and Dutch with real stories. This is where I share my experiences on family travel and activities in Greece and tips on how to make wonderful family memories.

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    Nick @ GreekBoston.com

    July 11, 2018

    The Epidaurus Theater is one of those sites that is absolutely worth seeing while in Greece. It is nice to know that it is also a landmark that kids will enjoy! Excellent tip about avoiding it in the summer, it does seem to get especially hot there.

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      Celeste Tat

      July 16, 2018

      Thank you so much for your kind comment! Its great to have feedback! Thank you!

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