Palaia Epidavros

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Palaia Epidavros
Παλαιά Επίδαυρος
Palaia Epidavros is located in Greece
Palaia Epidavros
Palaia Epidavros
Coordinates: 37°39′N 23°09′E / 37.650°N 23.150°E / 37.650; 23.150Coordinates: 37°39′N 23°09′E / 37.650°N 23.150°E / 37.650; 23.150
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Argolis
Population (2011)[1]
 • Rural 1,618
 • Population 1932
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration AP

Palaia Epidavros or Palaia Epidaurus (also Palea Epidavros and Palea Epidaurus; Greek: Παλαιά Επίδαυρος) is a Greek small town in Peloponnese, in Argolis prefecture. Today also called Archaia Epidaurus (Αρχαία Επίδαυρος). It is built in the same place where it was located the ancient city Epidaurus, in a small peninsula between two bays, on coast of Saronic gulf. It is 30 km east of Nafplio, and 60km south of Korinthos. Its population is 1618 inhabitants according to 2011 census. Palaia Epidaurus was the seat of former Epidaurus municipality and now is the seat of Municipal unit of new Epidaurus municipality.


Near Epidaurus is located the little theatre of ancient Epidaurus (not confused with Great Theatre of Epidaurus). It was constructed in section, starting at the middle of the 4th century B.C. It was discovered in 1970 and it was excavated in 1972. Its capacity is 2000 seats.[2] Every year many important events take place in theatre. The most important is the musical program that called Musical July.[3]

Palea Epidaurus is coastal town, so there are beaches near the settlement. The most famous is the beach Kalamaki. Other beaches are Polemarcha beach and Gialasi beach.[4]

Historical population[edit]

Census Settlement Community Municipal unit
1991 1406
2001 1,733 1,935 4,471
2011 1,618 1,932 3,887


  1. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ "Epidaurus". Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "The small theatre". Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Beaches". Retrieved 6 April 2014. 

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