In Epidaurus, an area with an excellent climate & many health spas, stands the Sanctuary of Asklepios, one of the most famous healing centers in ancient Greece. The Sanctuary of Asklepios was founded (replaced an earlier) in 800 B.C. & it was dedicated to Apollo (known for his therapeutic abilities). During the 4th & 3rd centuries B.C. & due to continues wars, many people forced to seek the protection & help of Asklepios thus the sanctuary became a very rich centre. Several buildings were constructed, amongst them, the temple of Asklepios, the Abaton, the Tholos, the Theatre, the Stadium, the Altar of Apollo, the Great Stoa & the Temenos of the Muses. The Sanctuary suffered a lot of damages in 1st century B.C. because of the attacks made by Sulla & Cilician pirates, but it flourished again in mid of 2nd century A.D. under the guidance of Roman consular Antonine who financed the reconstruction of the damaged buildings. Despite the fact that Christianity did not allow the cult of ancient gods, the Sanctuary of Asklepios was known until mid of 5th century A.D. as a Christian treatment center.