Ruby Tuesday – Epidaurus Theatre, Greece

Here is my choice for this week’s Ruby Tuesday – the Epidaurus ampitheatre, Greece, getting ready for a concert.

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While we were visiting, the couple of guys that are in the middle of the shot starting singing when I was at the top of the ampitheatre, and I literally got goosebumps listening to them sing. The sound quality was truly incredible, and their voices hauntingly beautiful – there was no sound aside from these two gentlemen, everyone else was silent. That will remain one of my favourite memories of my visit to Athens (this was all part of a day-trip from Athens – the ampitheatre is apparently 2 1/2 hours drive away).  Further information can be found here, if you want to know more about the ampitheatre itself, or if you want to review a video clip you can click here (and fast forward to 4:45 as directed in the text) … a couple of borrowed facts, though, are as follows:

  • The World Heritage listed site was built 2,500 years ago in the 5th Century BC, and still hosts Greek dramas today.
  • According to Greek mythology Epidaurus was the birthplace of Asclepius, the God of Healing and son of Apollo.
  • The accoustics of the ampitheatre are renowned as being near perfect – you can drop a matchstick in the centre of the original beaten earth stage and it can be heard by people in the very top of the 55 tiers.
  • The theatre is one of the best preserved structures from Classical Greece.

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5 thoughts on “Ruby Tuesday – Epidaurus Theatre, Greece

  1. I’m afraid, for some reason, your photo just wouldn’t load! (Still it is struggling to load as I type!) But love the idea of two guys bursting into song in such a legendary amphitheatre! It must have been an awesome experience for you!

  2. I’ve never been there, but the architectural design is genius for the acoustics to be so perfect. Nice shot through the red frames.

  3. I have been there and I have attended a performance there as well.The acoustics is amazing and the experience extraordinary as if you are in Ancient Greece!It is great to see one more photo of Greece here!Ariadne from Greece!

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