ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage and the Municipality of Epidaurus inaugurate the “Greek Paths of Culture” in Epidaurus and invite you to a hike on the path around the ancient Theatre, in cooperation with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Argolida and the Athens & Epidaurus Festival!
The inauguration ceremony will take place at the Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus, at 18:00.
18:00 Inauguration ceremony at the Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus
Welcoming remarks – speeches:
– Konstantinos Gatzios, Mayor of Epidaurus
– Lydia Koniordou, Minister of Culture and Sports
– Representative of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Argolida
– Vaggelis Theodoropoulos, Artistic Director of Athens & Epidaurus Festival
– Lydia Carras, President of ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage
Traditional Dances – The members of the local cultural association “Friends of Tradition” will perform traditional dances.
18:45 Hike start – from the Ancient Stadium (duration 1,5 hrs) on the historic path around the archaeological site – to the ancient theatre, in the footsteps of the ancient spectators.
20:15 Hike ending – arrival at the entrance of the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
– Participation is free – reservations are not required.
– Hiking shoes are recommended.
– Don’t forget to take some water and a light snack with you!
– Participation in the hike does not include transportation to and from the start or finish points.
– Participation in the hike does not include entrance to the ancient theatre. Participants who wish to attend the performance, should purchase own tickets well in advance.
The programme “Greek Paths of Culture” is implemented in Epidaurus through the generous sponsorship of the A.G. LEVENTIS Foundation. It includes the signposting 8 hiking and cycling routes, offering hikers the opportunity to experience the sights this unique area has to offer – from Lygourio, the Mycenaean footpaths and the Sanctuary of Asklepios to the ancient town of Epidaurus, the sunken roman villa and the Monastery of Panaghia Polemarcha – in the footsteps of the Greek traveler and geographer Pausanias.