Asklepion – Avaton


(Distance from the residence: 20 min by car)

A location dedicated to the god of medicine Asclepius with lots of interesting monuments and sites:

-The “Avato” (hospital),

-the mysterious “Dome” with the dark corridors and the underground labyrinth,

-the “Temple of Asclepius”, which once housed a gold and ivory statue of the god,

-the ritualistic restaurant,

-ruins of buildings, bath houses, a market, hotel and conservatory,

-the temple of Artemis,

-the arena (palaistra),

-ruins of the “Egyptian temple of goddess Isis” found in this extensive site,

-the stadium, which held sport events and had the capacity to accommodate 10.000 spectators, was dedicated to Asclepius, Apollo and Artemis.