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A Day Exploring a part of the history of Greece

A Day Exploring a part of the history of Greece

Whatever Island we visit there is always lots to see and explore. A Day Exploring a part of the history of Greece. That is why on occasions it’s decided by our guests to spend an extra day getting to know the place and all it’s little shops and tucked away Tavernas. The whole area has so much history to take in and enjoy.  Epidhavros theatre, whilst not on the coast, is only about 30mins away by taxi.

Epidhavros Theatre

This theatre is probably the best preserved ancient theatre in the world today. A superb example of classical architecture and a popular tourist site. The acoustics are exceptional. People talking on the stage can be heard in all the seats from bottom to top. Every year there in the summer there is a festival of Greek drama. In ancient times this site was a religious centre for helping the sick and infirm. There is evidence of early sanatoriums and hospitals. Today a museum has an abundance of artefacts and art works from this time on display.

There are many books available to educate and inspire on the history of Greece. Whilst only small sections of its ancient buildings remain its language forms the basis of many languages throughout the world.  Justifiably the Greeks are extremely proud of their history.

There is of course much history to see and enjoy. This would take more than just one day to explore, more like a lifetime. We return to the coast and our yacht Inachos and prepare for our evening in one of the excellent Tavernas overlooking the sea. Plans for the next day are high on the agenda. We sample the rich dark red locally produced wine and reflect on day well spent.