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Second-century theater built into the hillside.

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A Greek Ancient theatre; to see is to believe it

Herod Atticus Odeon is at the western end of the Acropolis is one of the beautiful architectural piece, and reminds you of the great Greek civilization. It was constructed in the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
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Chennai, India
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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Herod Atticus Odeon is at the western end of the Acropolis is one of the beautiful architectural piece, and reminds you of the great Greek civilization. It was constructed in the second century AD and Herod Atticus, in remembrance of his wife Regilla. It was actually roofed Odeon & has capacity to seat up to 5,000 spectators. The semicircular, 76... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

If you can see a Classical Greek tragedy here you will never forget it. The theater also offers contemporary music and dance.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is just a monumental theatre at the base of the Acroplis Rock the scale if which has to be seen to be believed. It was built in 161 by Herodes Atticus - obviously! I cannot believe that it 'only' holds 5,000 as it looks huge. Best seen from above just below the propylaia but you can see it from... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a marvelous ancient Roman theater, under the Acropolis of Athens. It used to have a roof, that was destroyed by the Erules invaders in 267. Today, it's a place where many concerts and high quality events take place. The acoustic is excellent and the overall experience, something to remember.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Another marvelous work of art to see at the base of Acropolis. There was no play because it was winter.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you visit Athens in summer you must see a concert or a theatrical play in this magical place. But even if you don't have this chance visit it as an archaeological monument.

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Argostolion, Greece
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

there is no place like this especilly some years ago watching maurice bejar THALASSA or listening to Pavarroti Carreras among others every body who lives in athens is blessed that can visit this outstanding place any time he wants

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

There's so much to see around the Acropolis - don't make the mistake of thinking it's just the Parthenon. The Greek and Roman remains at the foot of the hill are really worth seeing, especially the complete Temple of Hephastian. However, the Herod Atticus theatre is a 90% reconstruction - visit the Dionysus Theatre next door, which is far more... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Even if you had seen the same opera or play or singer or band anywhere else in the world you will never forget seeing this again in this open air theater. It does really not matter what you see, just beeing there is an experience. Make this a must visit for your Athens stay in the summer time!

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

A concert in the Herod Atticus Odeon theatre is a stunning, wonderful experice for everyone. It is built in 631 after Christ and according to roman design, it lies at the foot of the Acropolis rock. The Theater for all kinds of theater and music permances and home for the Athens Festival. The seats from the foot to the top... More 

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