Palaia Epidavros (or Palaia Epidaurus) is a charming small coastal village with a population of around 1,600 on the Saronic Gulf coast of the Argolid, in the Peloponnese.
Located in a well-protected bay used since ancient times and around 30 km (19 mi) east of Nauplion, it lies where the ancient city of Epidaurus used to be. The latter is now located under the sea, due to sea level change.
Palaia Epidavros is surrounded by lush and fragrant orange and lemon tree plantations.
The little theatre of Palaia Epidavros, dating back to the 4th century BC, was excavated in 1972 and is located at the neck of the small peninsula so characteristic of the area. Able to seat around 2,000 spectators, the ancient theatre is home to important theatrical and musical events every year.
The attractive natural surroundings offering, the numerous options for pleasant walks and (of course!) the seaside tavernas serving fresh fish all happily conspire to make Palaia Epidavros a must-see destination whilst in the Argolid.