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Epidaurus (Municipality, Greece)


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Presentation of Epidaurus

The municipality of Epidaurus (8,115 inhabitants in 2011, 33,810 ha) was formed in the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the two former municipalities of Asklipieio (Ασκληπιείο, 4,804 inh.) and Epidaurus (3,887 inh.).

Ivan Sache, 12 November 2012

Former municipality of Asklipieio

[Flag of Asklipeio]

Former flag of Asklipieio - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 1 November 2012

The former municipality of Asklipieio (seat at Lygourio, Λυγουριό, 2,678 inh.) is named for the sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, which is situated on its territory. The ancient theater of Epidaurus, one of the best preserved in Greece, is famous for its excellent acoustics.

The flag of the former municipality of Asklipeío was dark blue with its emblem, including a representation of the ancient theater of Epidaurus and of God Asklepios (Kokkonis website).

Olivier Touzeau, 12 November 2012