Epidaurus

Epidaurus (Greek: Ἐπίδαυρος) was a small city (polis) in ancient Greece, on the Argolid Peninsula at the Saronic Gulf. Two modern towns bear the name Epidavros: Palaia Epidavros and Nea Epidavros. Since 2010 they belong to the new municipality of Epidaurus, part of the regional unit of Argolis. The seat of the municipality is the town Lygourio.[2] The nearby sanctuary and ancient theatre were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988 because of their exemplary architecture and importance in the development and spread of healing sanctuaries and cults across the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.[3]

Epidaurus
Ἐπίδαυρος
Epidaurus
Location within the region
Coordinates: 37°35′52″N 23°04′28″E
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArgolis
Area
  Municipality340.4 km2 (131.4 sq mi)
  Municipal unit160.6 km2 (62.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
  Municipality
8,115
  Municipality density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
  Municipal unit
3,887
  Municipal unit density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Community
  Population1,932 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
210 59
Vehicle registrationAP
Official nameSanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus
CriteriaCultural: i, ii, iii, iv, vi
Reference491
Inscription1988 (12th Session)
Area1,393.8 ha
Buffer zone3,386.4 ha

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