The Propylon of the Gymnasium in the archeological site of Ancient #Epidaurus, #Peloponnese - #Greece (2nd c. AD)
Ancient theater of #Epidaurus, #Argolida, #Peloponnese - #Greece
The museum of Epidaurus presents the finds of the nearby site dedicated to the gods Apollo and Asklipio. Feauturing a collection of findings from the temple of Asklepios, statues, fragments of ancient buildings and medical devices - Greece
Palaia Epidavros or Palaia Epidaurus (also Palea Epidavros and Palea Epidaurus; Greek: Παλαιά Επίδαυρος) is a Greek small town in Peloponnese, in Argolis prefecture. Today also called Archaia Epidaurus (Αρχαία Επίδαυρος). It is built in the same place where it was located the ancient city Epidaurus, in a small peninsula between two bays, on coast of Saronic gulf. It is 30 km east of Nafplio, and 60km south of Korinthos.
The prosperity brought by the asclepeion enabled Epidaurus to construct civic monuments, including the huge theatre that delighted Pausanias for its symmetry and beauty, which is used again today for dramatic performances, the ceremonial hestiatoreion (banqueting hall), and a palaestra. The theater was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th century BC. As is usual for Greek theaters the view on a lush landscape behind the skênê is an integral part of the theatre.