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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.
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  • Average4%
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Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0324 1807
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank greg_and_sue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can˙t believe this historic theater is still in use today. It is one of the highlights of the Acropolis monuments. It would be nice to witness a live concert there.

Thank nix418
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This stadium was built in the 1st century, has had some renovation but it remarkably intact to the point where it's still in use for concerts and other functions. Stop to see it while working your way up to the Acropolis.

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a magnificent amphitheatre that has been redone by a benefactor, it is outstanding and would have been superb back in the day. The guided tour will tell you it is still used each year during the Arts festival, it is very big and would hold...More

1  Thank Dave1018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I saw the Odeon (the locals call it the Herodeon, a contraction of the full name) on a walking tour of the Acropolis. It was built, like many things in Athens, by a benefactor - this time an Athenian who had become a consul of...More

1  Thank n m
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Visited the site on my way up the Acropolis. It is just part of the story that weaves this picture of the royal power that exuded from this city. A good part of the theatre has now been redone, but one still appreciates it. This...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were so lucky to go to the last night of the Athens and Epidaurus festival 2017 and to see The Medea at the Herodeon (shortened name)- yes it was all Greek but that did not stop the show being a wonderous event- as the...More

2  Thank Tas-wanderer
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1 October 2017|
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Response from yiannisEm72 |
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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16 September 2017|
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Response from AriHelsinki | Reviewed this property |
You don't need Acropolis ticket
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