Theater of Epidaurus

The prosperity brought by the Asklepieion enabled Epidauros to construct civic monuments too: the huge theater that delighted Pausanias for its symmetry and beauty, which is used once again for dramatic performances, the ceremonial Hestiatoreion (banqueting hall), baths and a palaestra.

The theater was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th century BC. The original 34 rows were extended in Roman times by another 21 rows. As is usual for Greek theaters (and as opposed to Roman ones), the view on a lush landscape behind the skene is an integral part of the theater itself and is not to be obscured.

The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or skene to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating (see Ref., in Greek). Famously, tour guides have their groups scattered in the stands and show them how they can easily hear the sound of a match struck at center-stage.

A 2007 study by Nico F. Declercq and Cindy Dekeyser of the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates that the astonishing acoustic properties are either the result of an accident or the product of advanced design: The rows of limestone seats filter out low-frequency sounds, such as the murmur of the crowd, and amplify/reflect high-frequency sounds from the stage.

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A complex of apartments, studios and rooms in a wonderful land of 8.000 sq.m. full of trees and flowers for peaceful vacations in Argolida Peloponnese! In a distance of 60 m. you will find our private beach!MARIA STUDIOS & APARTMENTS IN EPIDAVROS consists...
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Category: 2 keys Type: Apartments - Studios Operation Period: 12 months, January to December Renovation: 2004 Rooms Types: 1 single, 2 double, 3 triple and 4 quadrupleHotel Facilities:Room Facilities:BarbequeParkingFree breakfastPrivate BeachGardenPets not...
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With accommodation center Ancient Epidaurus, the traveler will visit a beautiful seaside town of Nea Epidaurus, where the First National Assembly took place, from 20 December 1821 until 15 January 1822 and in the work of which proclaimed the independence of...