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Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theatre

Arakinthou 33 | Filopappou Hill, Plaka, Athens 11741, Greece
30 210 324 4395 or 30 210 324 6188
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Ranked #86 of 193 attractions in Athens
Type: Theaters
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: See traditional Greek dances in this 800-seat garden theater.
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North Aurora, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Dora Stratou Theatre is the Alpha and Omega regarding to traditional Greek dance. Please note: if the performance is cancelled due to rain, take your tickets to the box office and ask them to validate them for another day so you can return to see the performance without paying again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We visited Dora Stratou in June while visiting Athens and we very impressed with the show. I note a couple of other reviews mention an inappropriate skit. Well they must have changed the show because we saw nothing like that and would have no hesitation taking children along. The night we visited there were a few showers around and the... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

every person that visits athens has to visit the dora stratou theatre at the philoppapos hill the origina costumes the dancers use the original greek traditional music and the little theatre that remainds a small square in a village helps you to feel the music and travel in all parts of greece i loved to be there with my group... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I have visited Athens 6 times but only managed to fit in a visit to the Dora Stratou Theatre this year. It was a very worthwhilst experience with traditional music and dancing from villages and islands all over Greece. The costumes and dancing was superb and the music sung and played with great passion. It was a nice experience to... More

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I visited the Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater on Thursday 18 July with my young children (all under 10 years old), my mother-in-law and husband. There were only approximately 100 persons in the 800+ theater (50 of whom were members of the Greek military who I believe were given free passes) and we were able to get seats in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We were excited to take three other families along with us to what I expected to be a lovely night of Greek folk dancing and amazing hand made costumes. The entire experience was ruined by one VERY vulgar skit which completely distracted from the dance routine. It was embarrassing to watch and horrible for our children and young adults -... More

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Athens, Greece
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I have to agree with the other individual who rated the show as "terrible". In the almost 50 years that I have been living in Greece, I have always taken my guests to see a performance of the Dora Stratou Greek Dances, knowing how much it will be enjoyed. This time, one "dance" was enough to leave a very bad... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

It's a beautiful little theatre in amongst all the trees on the hill (though the path back wasn't lit and it was dark by then so that was a bit scary). Unfortunately for us it wasn't the usual show, but a number of dance groups visiting from the villages. What we saw was certainly very authentic, just not what we... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

If you want to find the true essence of Greece, and enjoy music and dance and beautiful costumes, then this is the place to come to. Set at the rear of Filopappou Hill, amongst a backdrop of pine forest, this Garden Theatre resembles a village square that can be seen in any one of the miriad of villages dotted around... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you want an authentic look at Greek culture then come to the Dora Stratou Theater between May and September for a fabulous outdoor performance. The theater is located near the Acropolis behind the Filopapou Hill. it is in the midst of an olive grove and set down so that you feel that you are in the country. The stage... More

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