We suggest that you stay in Nafplion when you visit Epidaurus, or at the beachside Hotel Kalamaki on the Gulf of Corinth. It's about a 30- to 45-minute drive to either destination, unless you get stuck behind a convoy of tour buses. The drive to Nafplion is not wildly interesting; the drive to the Hotel Kalamaki takes in some terrific coastal scenery, with plenty of ups and downs on the winding mountain and seaside road. The small hotels closer to Epidaurus are usually booked by tour groups well in advance of theater performances and are not sufficiently charming to recommend.
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