This small harbour is less known than the larger town further south at Palaia Epidavros. In fact Nea Epidavros town is rarely frequented by yacht charter crews, being about a mile inland from its harbour. The town is virtually invisible from the sea.
Nea Epidavros lies at the foot of Mount Akros. It is famed as the location of the First National Assembly of Greece, held in 1821 during the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. A monument in the town commemorates the event.
Nearby are the ruins of a Byzantine castle so you might deduce that the Nea tag (meaning “new”) is perhaps a little misleading. However, the original Epidavros, location of the superbly preserved amphitheatre, dates back to ancient Greek times. So it’s all relative!
I highly recommend a visit the amphitheatre and extensive associated ruins. They’re within reach of Nea Epidavros, but closer to Palaia Epidavros. See that port’s page for more details.
The peacefulness aside, the main attraction of harbour at Nea Epidavros is the beach. There are a couple of restaurants to sustain you, which will provide bread next day, and a small kiosk. Unless you fancy a walk up to the village, bring anything else you need with you.
The town is founded on citrus and olive production, and fishing, but has aspirations to be a holiday centre. But for now it’s a worthy stop for your bareboat charter and used by a number of the flotillas. Don’t panic; there’s a fair bit of space and even if there’s a flotilla in, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a spot.