REGIONAL UNIT OF ARGOLIS
Epidaurus is a historical land, a place of worship and culture, with a mild climate and abundant thermal springs. Pole of attraction for many Greek and foreign visitors, mainly because of its archaeological treasures, but also for its special natural environment, its excellent local products and gastronomy and the many opportunities for getaways and experiences.
The major event of the area is the summer performances of the Athens Epidaurus Festival at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus and the Small Theater of Old Epidaurus. The annual summer Epidaurus Agritourism Exhibition is a very important festival.
The name Epidaurus was given to the city by its third ruler, who was also the hero of Epidaurus, Epidaurus, son of Argos and Evadne. According to Homer, Epidaurus took part in the Trojan War and was led by Podaleirius and Mahaona, who were the sons of Asclepius. Epidaurus also took part in the Median Wars and was an ally of the Spartans in the Peloponnesian War, an event directly connected to the Epidaurian War, which took place between them and the Argives who were allies of the Athenians.
It was famous throughout Greece for its Asclepiion, with the sanctuary of Asclepius that dominated the city from the end of the 6th century and the beginning of the 4th.
In recent history, Epidaurus was a unique symbol during the Greek revolution with the two historic national assemblies: The first on 20-12-1821 which declared the independence of the Greek nation and the second in March 1826.