The Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus is located in the Argolis prefecture of the Peloponnese. It is a half-hour drive from Nafplio and approximately two hours from Athens. Entry to the Little Theatre is via Palea Epidavros, either from the south end of its beach, or from the side facing the Corinth Canal.
By bus (KTEL)
Buses leave Athens for Palea Epidavros at 16.00 (Journey Time: around 2 hours). The Theatre is a five-to-ten-minute walk from the KTEL bus terminal. Please note that there is no return bus to Athens after the end of performances.
For more information, please contact:
100 Kifissou Avenue
104 42 Athens
T.: +30 210 51 34 588
From Athens: Follow the signs for Corinth and exit the Athens-Corinth Motorway immediately after crossing the bridge over the Corinth Canal. Keep in the right-hand lane, pass underneath the Motorway, and then turn left onto the Corinth-Epidaurus B-road in the direction of Epidaurus. Follow the signs for the Epidaurus Ancient Theatre; in about an hour, having passed Nea Epidavros, you reach the crossroads of Palea Epidavros; turn off the B-road and head down to the coast. At the southern end of the beach is a large car park.
From Nafplion: Drive through Lygourio town to reach the crossroads for the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios. Turn left, and head towards Palea Epidavros/Corinth. Follow the signs for Palea Epidavros as you approach the coast. Once you turn off the B-road, turn left, pass under the B-road you were on, and head towards the beach of Palea Epidavros.
Parking spaces are available at the harbour of Palea Epidavros, a ten-minute walk from the theatre.
There is limited parking space; however cars transporting wheelchair users are allowed to park very near the theatre. Festival ushers will help with the transportation from the theatre car park to the venue.
Tickets for performances are available at the Festival’s lowest price bracket (student tickets).
Please note that the following are not permitted:
- Entry into the theatre after the start of a performance, except during an interval.
- The attendance of children under the age of six.
- Smoking, and the consumption of food and drink inside the theatre.
- The use of mobile phones during performances.
- Entry into the theatre in heels.
- Photography, with or without flash, and sound or video recording during a performance.
- The tipping of staff.
Please note that discarded food and drink – and especially chewing gum – can damage this historical monument irreparably. As you leave, therefore, be sure to put all litter and rubbish in the waste baskets provided.