Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus
Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus Reviews
The Grounds, the Theater and the Museum Oct 15, 2011
The sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus is another locale inscribed in the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in Greece. The sanctuary is nestled in a countryside with lush green landscape and mild climate.
Asklepios was known as the Greek god of medicine, and it was believed that this place was the most celebrated healing center of the ancient world. The ruins of the abatons, hospitals and other monumental buildings plus the medical instruments and gadgets unearthed at the site clearly manifest that ancient healing was really practiced. There were even ruins of immense bath houses, a pre-figuration that wellness and spa might have been existed since that time. The partly restored Temple of Asklepios and the remains of the tholos were just another effigy, showcasing rich and divergent historical values.
With the symmetry and proportions, the ancient theater is undoubtedly one of the Greek's greatest achievements in terms of construction. With its superb state of conservation and maintenance, this grandeur masterpiece is still in good condition and is still in use todate. (it is also said that this theater has a perfect acoustic sound, and can handle 14,000 spectators).
The museum is just a simple building, but it caters those statues, relics, medical instruments, and some reconstructed parts of the temples and structures retrieved from the sanctuary.
The vivacity of the peaceful grounds, the charm of the behemothic theater, and the various finds displayed at the museum remind us of what it must have been like in the ancient times.
Part of the EXPLORING THE (10) PREFECTURES OF PELOPPONESSE (Greece) travel blog
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