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Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus

Epidauros, Greece

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. The Sanctuary of Asclepius in Epidauros is an important part of ancient Greek history. It is a place where people have sought healing and healing rituals for thousands of years. It was built in the 5th century BC in the sacred valley of Asclepius in Epidauros and was an important religious centre for the ancient people.

The sanctuary was a place where people could offer their illnesses and diseases to receive healing and healing rituals. It was revered as a place where the gods could heal. The architecture of the sanctuary is unique and shows the far-reaching importance of the ancient art of healing.

It consists of a large central courtyard leading to an impressive, light-coloured portico. This hall is flanked by a series of columns and statues embodying the ancient gods and goddesses representing healing and well-being. In the centre of the courtyard is a large altar that serves as a place of healing and prayer.

The sanctuary is also known for its impressive acoustics. Standing in the hall, you can hear voices and music of thousands of people gathering to pray for healing.

Today, the shrine is a place where people come from all over the world to give healing to themselves and others. It is still revered as a place where the gods can heal. Whether you are ill or just want a magical experience, a visit to the Sanctuary of Asclepius in Epidauros is an unforgettable experience.