The Kazarma Bridge

The Kazarma Bridge

The Kazarma Bridge is located at the 15th kilometer of the old Nafplio-Epidaurus road network, in the village of Arcadiko in Argolis. It is considered to be the oldest preserved corbel arch bridge in Europe and probably in the world.
The bridge was built in the Mycenaean era, around 1300 BC, from huge limestone rocks in the typical Mycenaean manner. According to the Mycenaean way of construction the placement of rocks has been without the use of binder material, a technique developed by the Mycenaean craftsmen who were known in the ancient world as the best bridge craftsmen at the time.
The bridge is 22 meters long, 5.6 meters wide and 4 meters high. This and another 13 bridges were constructed to create the road network connecting the Mycenaean kingdom, the healing sanctuary of Asclepius and ancient Tiryns.

Historical Sights in Epidaurus