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Ancient Epidaurus Theatre and the museums located within 25 minutes from JUNIOR HOTEL following the new highway that connects Mycenae to Epidauro.
The Epidaurus Festival or Epidavria is an ancient drama festival held annually during the summer months in the ancient theater of Epidaurus in the context of the Athens Festival. It was officially started on 19/6/1955 with the Hecuba of Euripides (directed Minotis with Paxinou on the role), established by the performances of ancient tragedy and later (1957) and the ancient comedy performances at the National Theatre. In 1975 it was first authorized in other troupes National to use the theater.
From 1955 until now the theater of Epidaurus has hosted the most important Greek filmmakers and actors as well as many other great artists as factors performances. Were also known foreign troupes or partnerships with leading foreign players. The performances of the festival is often experienced tremendous success or a fiasco and there were a few times which caused scandal.
Today, partly because of objections from the National Archaeological Council for destruction of the monument and in accordance with the policy of the new festival director of Athens G. Loukas, the number of performances has been limited. Along with the festival taking place Epidaurus (initially only music and later theatrical) performances at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus. The institution began tentatively in 1995 with "Musical July" and was a great success that led to the establishment.