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  • Day588

    Day 589: Sanctuary at Epidaurus

    September 26, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌬 18 °C

    Up early and out to Athens airport where we picked up our car for the next few weeks, a little Peugeot 208. 36,000km and a few scratches, but otherwise pretty good. Headed around Athens and then south-west across the isthmus of Corinth. Quick stop for burgers near Corinth then eventually arrived at Epidaurus, our destination for the day.

    This world heritage site was a sanctuary devoted to Apollo Epicureus, essentially an ancient health retreat where people would come to be healed of ailments etc. It's also considered one of the birthplaces of modern medicine, since the priests here would make rudimentary attempts at evidence-based healing, rather than faith based healing.

    Most of the ruins were pretty old - several hundred years BC, but there wasn't a huge amount still standing aside from the theatre, as with many Greek sites. We did our filming (sadly Schnitzel was in the car as there's a total ban on dogs in Greek archaeological sites), wandered around for a couple of hours and then hopped back in the car.

    Stayed for the night in the town of Mykinis as it wasn't too far away, but also quite close to our site for tomorrow. Had a light dinner of - what else - gyros in town before retreating home. The house reminds me a bit of grandma & grandpa's place, very full of 1950s furnishings and trimmings!
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  • Day12

    teatro festival epidauro

    August 3, 2019 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    Forse abbiamo esagerato. neanche i miei sessantottini genitori si era spinti fino a qui.
    Siamo andati a vedere una tragedia di Aristofane in greco antico al MERAVIGLIOSO teatro antico di epidauro, le ragazze ci hanno odiato :)
    Uno spettacolo nello spettacolo, un teatro da 15 mila posti in una valle di ulivi.

    p.s. organizzato nel modo più civile che abbia mai visto. parcheggio ampio e gratuito, bottigliette di acqua a 50 centesimi, 15 mila persone senza file e calca.
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    Anche io ho visto una tragedia qui. 1984..






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Adhámi, Adhami, Adami, Αδάμι