A brief historical review.
The history of Epidauria dates back to ancient Greece. Epidauria was a small territory of the Greek Peloponnese, was founded or called by Epidaurus. In the territory of Epidaurus, Mount Cirtonio was a place where a healing divinity was worshipped from the 16th century BC. In this same place was erected a sanctuary of Apollo Maleatas around the year 800 BC and was in the middle of the 6th century BC when the cult of Asclepius was established.
According to Greek mythology, the son of Apollo, Asclepius, the healer, was born in Epidaurus. In the city of Epidaurus lies the most renowned and important temple dedicated to healing in the classical era of Greece.
Asclepius was the most important healer-God of antiquity.
Due to the great influx of pilgrims the sanctuary was developed in the valley and not at the top where the city was located.
Since 1988 UNESCO declared the ruins of the ancient Epidaurus as a World Heritage site.