Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

Palea Epidavros, Argolis, Peloponnese

Getting There

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is situated within the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios, in the Argolis prefecture of the Peloponnese. It is a half-hour drive from Nafplio and approximately two hours from Athens.

By Bus (KTEL)

Further to numerous spectators’ requests for cheaper tranfer to the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and due to the current economic crisis, this year the Athens and Epidaurus Festival co-operates for the very first time with the Intercity Bus of Argolida.
After you purchase your ticket for one of the following Festival's performances, you can have a 45% discount on your tranportation to the Theatre with the Intercity Bus. This means that you will have to pay 10,00€ instead of 19,00€:
05.07 Dimitris Karantzas - Helen by Euripides
12.07 Ektoras Lygizos - Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
18.07 Municipal Regional Theatre of Patras & Αρτivities - Kostas Filippoglou Philoctetes by Sophocles
19.07 Municipal Regional Theatre of Patras & Αρτivities - Kostas Filippoglou Philoctetes by Sophocles
08.08 Theatro Domatiou – Angela Brouskou The Bacchae by Euripides
09.08 Theatro Domatiou – Angela Brouskou The Bacchae by Euripides

The discount is valid only when departing from Athens and only for buying regular tickets. It is not applicable for invitations and/or group bookings.
The service is also available to those who have already booked their tickets.

Bus return ticket price is 10.00€, should someone fill in the respective form at least a day before the performance.

Τhe Intercity Βuses of Argolida depart from Athens, Kifisos Intercity Bus Station, Kifissou 100.
Departure time 17:00.
Duration time approximately 2 hours.
Departure from the Αncient Τheatre is 15΄ after the end of the performance towards Athens, Kifisos Intercity Bus Station.

For the remaining performances

Specially scheduled buses make return trips to the theatre on performance days. The routes are as follows:

  • Athens - Ancient Epidaurus - Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus: departure: 17:00, return ticket 19€.
  • Theatre - Athens: 15 minutes after the end of each performance.
  • Nafplio - Theatre: Departure: 19:30.
  • Argos - Theatre: departure: 19:00.
  • Tolo - Theatre: departure: 19:00.
  • Ancient Epidaurus - Theatre: departure: 20:00.
From Argolida and Troizina, there will be specially scheduled buses when there are enough passengers. The routes depart from the ancient theatre 15 minutes after the end of the performance. The ticket prices are:
  • Athens - Theatre: return ticket 19€
  • Nafplio - Theatre: return ticket 8€
  • Argos - Theatre: return ticket 8€
  • Epidaurus - Theatre: return ticket 6€
For more information, please contact:

KTEL Argolidas (Athens)
100 Kifissou Avenue
104 42 Athens
Telephone: +30 210 51 34 588

KTEL Argolidas (Nafplion)
8 Syggrou Str.
Τelephone: +30 27520 27423, +30 27520 27323

By Car

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 and Palea Epidavros, you arrive at the Lygourio crossroads; turn left here for the Sanctuary of Asklepios.

From Nafplion: Drive through Lygourio town and head for the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios.


The theatre car park has plenty of spaces for cars and coaches.


Wheelchair users are granted vehicular access to the square of the theatre. Special adapted portable toilets are available.

Tickets are available at the Festival’s lowest price bracket (student tickets).

Please note that the following are not permitted:

  1. Entry into the theatre after the start of a performance, except during an interval.
  2. The attendance of children under the age of six.
  3. Smoking, and the consumption of food and drink inside the theatre.
  4. The use of mobile phones during performances.
  5. Entry into the theatre in high heels.
  6. Photography, with or without flash, and sound or video recording during a performance.
  7. 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.

Contact info:
T:+30 – 27530 22026 (for the Festival), +30 27530 22 009 & +30 27530 22 666 (for the Archaeological Site)