Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus visit by enjean

Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus - Prefecture of Argolis, Region of the Peloponnesos



In a small valley in the Peloponnesus, the shrine of Asklepios, the god of medicine, developed out of a much earlier cult of Apollo (Maleatas), during the 6th century BC at the latest, as the official cult of the city state of Epidaurus. Its principal monuments, particularly the temple of Asklepios, the Tholos and the Theatre - considered one of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture – date from the 4th century. The vast site, with its temples and hospital buildings devoted to its healing gods, provides valuable insight into the healing cults of Greek and Roman times.

From enjean:

enjean visited from 11/3/2014 to 11/3/2014.