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Theater of Dionysos (Theatro Dionyssou)

Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 105 58, Greece
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Ranked #35 of 193 attractions in Athens
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had spent all morning on the Acropolis from opening, and made our way to Dionysos as our last stop in the afternoon. It is on the southern slopes, going away from the Acropolis, but still inside the boundary of the Acropolis proper. It was relatively quiet compared to "the hill"-probably only a couple of hundred people, and well spread... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You can use your Acropolis ticket to get him here. They let you walk inside and up the steps. Very well preserved and worth a visit. Not very crowded as everyone else is up top in the Acropolis!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This theater is awesome and still in fairly good shape. They allow you to walk out into the stands and sit which makes for a great photo and is a nice place to relax. You can see great carvings from the seats that you cannot just walking by the outside. This area is called the southern slope so dont be... More

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Fryazino, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Theater of Dionysus is often confused with the Odeum of Herodes Atticus which is upper the hill, nearer to the Acropolis, and in much better condition. The ruins of the huge amphitheater (capacity over 20 000 people) strikes you imagination, it's even claimed that Dionysus himself participated in the theater construction... The theater was redesigned twice: during the Hellenistic... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a lovely theatre inside the Acropolis area. To access it, its quite easy, the moment you are going up to the Parthenon you would see it, and instead of continuing your way up, you can see a small door and a set of stairs to go down. From their, the road will take your straight to the theater.... More

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Washington, DC
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72 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Close by the Parthenon, this enormous theater gives you the best feeling for what a Greek theatre was. It's huge, and remarkably well conserved. Don't overlook it (a visit is included in price of your Acropolis ticket) - and it's easy to wind you way down from the base of the Acropolis (it's on your right as you face the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is part of the 12 euro ticket to see ancient sites. It put my imagination to work imagining some of the world's first plays here. Be sure to take water with you!

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La Plata, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

You get in with the same ticket thant the Parthenon. If you are walking around the Parthenon and the Acropolis Musseum it is worth it to enter this place. it is a beatifull amphi theatre, you can touch it and sit on it.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The theater of Dionysos huge and colossal architectural work millennial Greek, it is in fact located inside the archaeological area of the Acropolis. A few meters after entering the first thing you visit before you start to get to the Parthenon. This immense theater is completely in ruins but still it denotes its size. You can roam up and down... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The southern slope of the Acropolis can be warm, so go there in the early morning. The theatre is reconstructed sufficiently to get a good idea of its original shape and size. Maybe read the booklet 'South Slope of the Acropolis' from the bookshop on site.

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