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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 #67 of 208 Attractions in Athens
Type: Theaters, Performances
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: See traditional Greek dances in this 800-seat garden theater.

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Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

In an old theater, outside it is a 1:30 hour of great dance spectacle with traditionnal folklore of main part of thee country. Not too long with nice orchestra and singer. The costumes are very nice. Even kids like it. A must have if you stay in Athens few days. No need to book earlier as there're some room.

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Doha, Qatar
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Attended the Bollywood festival on 20 June 2014. The venue and the shows were very nice and excellent value for money.

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North Aurora, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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