Amidst the green of the Argolic earth and the blue of the Saronic
Gulf, well protected on its own smaller gulf of Epidavros, with the scent
from the valley’s orange blossoms meeting the sea breeze in its picturesque
and friendly port, and with the pines descending its slopes to offer their shade
to its beautiful beaches, Ancient Epidavros, traditional yet modern, both tranquil
and cosmopolitan, is always ready to welcome travelers no matter the season.
Midway along the east coast of the Argolid
district, easy to reach whether by road via the Corinth
Canal or Nafplion or by
sea aboard a Flying Dolphin from Piraeus,
with its houses spread out amphitheatrically from the sea inland, the little town
is built on the site of the ancient city-state of Epidavros,
near the Sanctuary of Asklepios and the ancient theatre, which attract thousands
of visitors every day.
Quiet, pleasant people, occupied in fishing, tending the orange groves,
and tourism, a mild climate, beautiful surroundings and a sound infrastructure
provide the framework for what today’s tourist wants: a pleasant stay, recreation
by the sea yet close to greenery, opportunities for all kinds of entertainment
and the chance to sightsee the vicinity.
The text is cited March 2004 from the Municipality
of Epidavros tourist pamphlet.