Epidavros

Quinn's treasures

Quinn's treasures

Today we drove to the east coast of the Pelopennese to see the ancient amphitheater at Epidavros. The site was a famous center for healing in the 6th century BC, and the theater, which seats 12,000, was built in the 4th century BC due to the popularity of the sanctuary there.

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The theater is famed for its excellent acoustics. A person standing on the stone in the middle of the ground floor can be heard by all. 

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The site is rich in ancient statuary and artifacts. 

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A few miles away is the town that bears the same name. We found a restaurant for lunch overlooking the breathtaking vista. 

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After lunch we took a very rugged dirt path through a lonely forest towards another archeological site, but realized it was going to be too far and too arduous for the kids. We got a glimpse of it in the far distance.

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Quinn pointed out three islands illuminated by the afternoon sun. He thought they made a worthy subject for a photo, and so did I. 

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