November 19, 2019: Epidaurus, Greece

 

Dating to the 6th century BC, Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing center of the classical world. In mythology, the site is said to be the birthplace of Apollos’s son Asclepius, the healer.

I visited Epidaurus as part of Exodus Travels’ “Highlights of Ancient Greece” tour recently.

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To find out the right cure for their ailments, visitors spent a night in a sleeping hall. In their dreams, Asclepius would advise them about what they had to do to regain their health and vitality.

Of special interest is the ancient theater that was constructed in the late 4th century BC. Famous for its symmetry and incredible acoustics, it continues to be used during the summer months to host ancient Greek drama performances.

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