In ancient times, once every four years, rhapsody, music and drama festivals/games were held at the Sanctuary of Asklepios in Epidaurus. Athletic games were also held at the Stadium of Epidaurus. Pindarus mentions gymnikoi (nude) athletic games being held at the Asklepion already by the early 5th century BC. Nowadays, the track and seats on the southern side of the Stadium have been restored by the Committee for the Restoration of the Monuments of Epidaurus. The tholos (circular passage) on the northern side of the Stadium is currently under restoration.
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