Epidavros is a historic city of Argolida on its eastern side. It is built at the foot of the Arachnaios, Top and Titus Mountains where, according to mythology, Asclepius was born where his worship began there for the first time in 60 BC. century. Its strategic position, but mainly its Asclepius, contributed to the unprecedented growth of the city. Its inhabitants were mainly engaged in shipping. The first settlement belongs to prehistoric times. It is 12 km from the town of Old Epidaurus.
Epidavros is identical to its internationally renowned ancient theater. Theatrophilos and all those who travel to Argolida on the occasion of a theatrical performance in this emblematic area, have the opportunity to experience a beautiful area of the prefecture – and the Peloponnese as a whole.
The seaside settlement of Palea Epidavros is located on the eastern side of the prefecture, on the shores of the Saronic Gulf. Its harbor is the center of the settlement, which develops around the narrow bay, where the orange-filled plain ends. Every summer, the place fills sailboats and yachts, while visitors enjoy the beautiful lacy beaches of the area.With scattered antiquities joining today with yesterday and reflecting the historical continuity, Old Epidavros is located at the site of the ancient city of Epidaurus. Her most famous landmark is the Little Theater, dating back to the 4th century BC. century and dedicated to Dionysus. Outside the church of Panagitsa on the island, as the locals call it, there are ruins of the castle of the ancient city.
The Epidaurus Festival brings a lot of people to the town of Ligouri, at the foot of Arachnai Mountain. At the entrance of Lygourio, the Museum of Natural History Kotsimytos with the rare exhibits, highlights the mineral, palaeontological and natural richness of the Peloponnese. The most impressive exhibit is an ammount of 235 million years old ammonite found in the ancient theater of Epidaurus.