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Theater of Dionysos (Theatro Dionyssou)

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Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 105 58, Greece
Phone Number: 30-210-32.24.625
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What a well preserved area, when we walked by it was cordoned off for a musical performance setup. That would be too cool to see a show there

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What a well preserved area, when we walked by it was cordoned off for a musical performance setup. That would be too cool to see a show there

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Dating back some 2400 years, this neglected theater has not aged well, as the Greek authorities clearly made no efforts at all to restore or renovate it. You can access the theater going downhill, after visiting the temples on the Acropolis. As there's not much to see, a 5-minute visit should suffice to appreciate the theater that was once able... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Although I wouldn't describe the Theater of Dionysos as well preserved, it certainly still is something you should see, especially as it is free to visit as long as you don't go higher up to the Acropolis (but I didn't say don't; it's amazing). Not much remains of the Theater itself, apart from the rubbed down, worn circular benches surrounding... More 

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American in Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This theatre, which dates to the 4th century BC, is not as well preserved as the close-by Odeum of Herodes, but is evidently more significant in the history of Athenian classical theatre craft. It can be best seen from the Acropolis.

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SG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Again we saw this site from the top, ie midway through our "climb" up the acropolis. Better preserved than I'd expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There is not much left of the theater today, but been there I can imagine how it must have been to sit on the seat and watch the plays and drama back in the ancient times. It also shows how far we have come progressively from such a start to where we are today. This is a must-visit site for... More 

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Bethesda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

There is not too much left of the theater of Dionysos, but there is enough to evoke a sense of what it must have been like. Our guide explained how drama originated here, which was fascinating. It was incredible to see the space where plays such as Oedipus Rex were first performed.

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Hahnbach, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

On the way out we visited the Theatre of Dionysus, the god of wine and the patron of drama. I show a great 360 in the video and took some detail photos of the sculptures in the wall that are amazingly well preserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

When you are visiting the Acropolis your ticket will let you into the Theater of Dionysos. When you sit in a seat that people thousands of years ago did its amazing to see how this was created back in the day... I'd love to see an actual concert playing here! After visiting the Acropolis check out the Theater on the... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is one of my favourite places in Athens. Just sitting in the theatre trying to imagine what it was like in ancient times. The pictures in guidebooks do not do this place justice. The theatre is amazingly well preserved. Come and see for yourself, sit in the theatre, soak it all up!

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