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Herod Atticus Odeon

Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0324 1807
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Second-century theater built into the hillside.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“ancient theatre” (30 reviews)
“athens festival” (24 reviews)
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Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This place mesmerising, it’s so grand and can’t imagine the greatness of this beauty 2000 years back, on a nice day with great beautiful landscape beyond and nice blue sky it looks gorgeous

Thank madhuar
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The Odeon is an amazingly beautiful marble open air ampitheater that is definitely worth visting while at the Acropolis.

Thank mamacita97008
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is also relatively intact and this is reflected by it being used for performances on a regular basis. On the way up to the Acropolis.

Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This is really amazing to see, especially then walk which looks like 100% original. Some steps are reconstructed and this is a great thing, that they fight to preserve and recondition the place. If you're lucky you can attend concerts during the evening. Part of...More

Thank Alexandra-Iulia D
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Theater was founded in Athens, so it's a great place to see a performance, especially at this theater. We saw a dance performance of Carmen. Not our thing, but sitting in this ancient open air venue made up for it. We were here October 9....More

Thank krae21
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus was built in year 161 by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife and it was renovated in 1950. It was a music concerts theatre with 5,000 seats capacity, unfortunately it was destroyed in 267 AD by the Heruli. It...More

Thank Snowbell23514
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Located on the Acropolis southwest slope, this open-air stone theater was completed around 161 AD. It is named after the wealthy Athenian Herod Atticus who had it built in memory of his wife. Destroyed in 267 AD, the theater was restored in the 1950s. Today...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 29 October 2017

a full blown stadium built in to a hill side ! and they have actually restored it, and redone parts, so that they actually have live musical performances there even today. to be seen to be believed !

1  Thank Shiv M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Cool Jazz playing with sweet sounds. A natural structure with large areas for different types of performances.

Thank greg_and_sue
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Part of the acropolis complex this old amphitheatre has renovated seating so have a real idea of the scale of the place, truly amazing

Thank MikeFo
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30 September 2017|
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Just put something comfy and for sure don't wear hi heels for 2 reasons. 1) you will not able to walk and 2) it's forbidden because you can distoy the floor. Also gums it's forbidden too. Concerning the seats depend where... More
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27 September 2017|
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If you buy a cheap ticket it's better to go there early and get a nice seat in the middle and as closer you can to the scene.
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