The ancient site of Epidaurus contains the ruins of the sanctuary of the god Asklepios, son of Apollo. The complex, also known as Asclepieion of Epidaurus, was the most celebrated healing center of the Classical world, the place where ill people went in the hope of being cured. Nowadays not much is left of the ruins, except for the impressive theatre at Epidaurus which is in an excellent conservation state. The theater, which seats up to 15000 people, was designed by Polykleitos the younger in the 4th century BC. The theatre is famous for its almost perfect acoustics, which allow almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the stage to all spectators. The Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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