Greek Play at Epidaurus from Athens

Enjoy a play at the most revered theater since ancient times

Cease this opportunity for the ultimate theatrical experience of a Greek play at Epidaurus from Athens, the best-preserved example of a classical Greek theater in the world. An unforgettable experience in one of the most renowned historical venues.

  • Duration

    5 Hours

  • Location

    Epidaurus, Greece

  • Adults

    70.00 €

  • Children

    35.00 €

From: 70.00 €

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English

Join us on a luxury air-conditioned bus ride down to the fertile plain of Argolis, passing by the famous Corinth Canal with its splendid view, as we make our way to the UNESCO World Heritage List featured archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios.

In this extended archeological site you will discover a unique achievement of art and architecture, the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus. Serving as an extraordinary testament to the brilliant engineering minds of the past and dating back to the 4th century B.C., the Theater of Epidaurus continues to host performances to date due to its astonishing acoustic properties. Even by today’s standards, this monument stands out as a unique achievement of aesthetics through its splendid integration into the landscape.

Any sound on the open-air stage, whether a stentorian voice, a whisper or even a deep breath, is perfectly audible to all spectators, even in the topmost row of seats. The arrangement of the stepped seating rows acts as an acoustic filter that filters low-frequency background sounds, such as the murmurs of the audience, providing for an exceptional experience. These steps act as ‘acoustic traps,’ creating a phenomenon called ‘virtual pitch,’ which enhances clarity of sound. Join us in awe of this gorgeous and symmetric monument, seating up to 14,000 people, and step through the gate into the ancient past for a memorable evening of entertainment.

The Epidaurus Festival, hosted yearly at this magnificent venue, is dedicated to ancient Greek drama, presenting tragedies and comedies performed by Greek and international theater groups alike, with English surtitles for international visitors.

Attending a theatrical play of the classic Greek repertoire or a performance by international artists, held within one of the cornerstones of ancient civilization and culture, under the star-lit skies, will be undoubtedly etched in your memories forever…

Highlights

  • Cultural experience of a lifetime
  • Enjoy a performance by some of the greatest actors in the world
  • Attendance of an ancient Greek Drama or Comedy performance
  • Visit one of the most famous ancient theaters of Greece
  • See the famous Corinth Canal with its amazing views

Inclusions

  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus with free wifi connection
  • Epidaurus theater Upper Tier tickets (non-numbered seats)

Not included

  • Pick up and Drop off Service from your hotel in Athens
  • Personal expenses
  • Guide

Good to know

  • Our meeting point for this wonderful activity is at 6 Filellinon Street in front of the Alpha Bank building at 16.30. Please be there 15 minutes earlier.
  • The play begins at 21.00 and you will be back in Athens at approximately 02.00.
  • The following program of the Epidaurus Festival 2018 at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus has been announced:
    6 & 7 July: Agamemnon by Aeschylus
    13 & 14 July: Plutus by Aristophanes
    20 & 21 July: Electra by Sophocles
    27 & 28 July: Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes
    3 & 4 August: Orestes by Euripides,
    10 & 11 August: The Frogs by Aristophanes
    17 & 18 August: Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles