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Ancient Epidaurus

Epidaurus is a historic area of Argolida on the east side of the prefecture. The seaside and cosmic Palea Epidaurus with the beautiful lacy beaches became vivid thanks to the performances of the ancient theater whilst nowadays the pier hosts tens of yachts and sailboats which moor there every summer. The neighborhoods of the picturesque settlement of Nea Epidaurus stretch out on the rocky slopes. The sheltered little harbor has a marina.  Lygourio, a town with a long and important history is built on the lush foothills of Arachnaio Mount and becomes vivid in summer thanks to the Festival of Epidaurus.

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Ancient (Palea) Epidaurus

Palea Epidaurus, which means Old Epidaurus owes its name in part to the way it looks, to the point that it seems like time has not pass by in this area. In fact, tourists usually are amazed by the way this village matches the descriptions of the writings of Homer.

During the ages Homer described, Epidaurus was mainly a religious centre characterised by the worship of Asklepios, the god of healing and son of Apollo. However, the religious inclination of the ancient inhabitants did not end in Asklepios cult. In fact, according to the monuments preserved in Palea Epidaurus, there were many other worshiped gods and goddesses, such as the mentioned Apollo, Hera, Artemis and Dimitra.

Palea Epidaurus was one of the main cities of Argolida and its prosperity goes back to antiquity. This was due to its strategic position, as it is placed among Corinth, Piraeus, Aegina, Trizina, Argos, and Naufplion. As it was also the most important Peloponnesian port of Peloponnese Gulf, and a good part of the population devoted themselves to sailing apart from farming.

However, they also have many increasing duties related to the function and maintenance, as well as promotion of the sanctuaries of Asklepios and Apollo Maleatas. Nowadays, the ruins of all these places are still available for visiting. Source:

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Nea Epidaurus

Nea Epidaurus village is located at the foot of Mount Akros, 7 km to the north from Palea Epidaurus. Coming from Corinth and Athens, Nea Epidaurus is the first settlement of Epidaurus Municipality. It counts on a population of over 1,100 people, who dedicate themselves mostly in growing citrus and olive trees, and fishing.

However, the village has a tourist profile, as well. In fact, the total number of local inhabitants triplicates in summer. Like many other Greek villages, it is very picturesque with traditional houses, the cottages of this area were built the Modern Greek age, and narrow streets built into a slop of Mount Akros.

In the following slop, the ruins of an important Byzantine castle are found. In this same slop, there is a beautiful gorge, called the Gorge of Vothila known for resembling a paradise surrounded by stunning mountains.

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Lygourio

Lygourio is a Small town in Asklipiio in Argolida in the Peloponnese Region of Greece.

Lygourio is also a Town hall, a Municipal district and a Post Office.

The postal code of Lygourio is 21052 and its telephone access code is +3027530. In 1991, Lygourio’s population was 2,182.

Locations near Lygourio include the Village of Koroni and the Settlement of Spilia. Other Names of Lygourio include Asklipiio (municipality Distric Name).

On our Lygourio page you can see Lygourio Photos, explore Lygourio’s Map and nearby Destinations, find Lygourio Hotels and check Lygourio’s Weather by following the links below and to the left.

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Adami

Adami is a Village in Asklipiio in Argolida in the Peloponnese Region of Greece.

Adami is also a Municipal district.

The postal code of Adami is 21052 and its telephone access code is +3027530.

In 1991, Adami’s population was 352, down from 424 in 1981.

Locations near Adami include the Ancient sanctuary of Iero Asklipiou and the Settlement of Dimossia.

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Arkadiko

Small village of 338 inhabitants, located on the National road which connects Nafplio and Ligourio.