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Theater of Dionysos (Theatro Dionyssou)

Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 105 58, Greece
Phone Number: 30-210-32.24.625
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Ranked #32 of 178 Attractions in Athens
4.5 of 5 stars 176 Reviews
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Ankeny, Iowa
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196 reviews 196 reviews
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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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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Located inside the acropolis area, just below the parthenon. It's not as grandeur as the flavian amphitheather in rome, but this one dated back much older than the colosseum. If you have the time, hire a tourist guide. It'll be much more interesting hearing the history than just viewing a theater ruin. On another note, the view from the top... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

we walked by at night and heard a performance going on inside so we decided to try and sneek in and take a peek... amazing place with great history. And then to realize that people still come here for performances more than 2000 years after?! If you are in Athens do try to go just for the atmosphere Sit on... More 

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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The theatre was interesting to see, the actual size is larger than expected. I recall a old video tape of a local Greek celebrity performing here and was just suprised of the size. If your in Athens and you have time you should see it. It's one of the oldest theatres in Greece and the world.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The theater is pretty huge considering when it was constructed, but even more amazing is how well it's been preserved after all of these years. It was actually our very first stop when we visited the Acropolis, and truly it was one of the more compelling sites that we saw there. It was pretty cool getting to walk through something... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

On South slope of Acropolis - quite peaceful and great area to explore (also lots of wild tortoises) theatre is re-constructed but well-done. Many interesting seat carvings / stonework / ancient inscriptions. easy climb from there up to see top (back) of Herodion Theatre, Asclepion and outside walls of Acropolis. Just by entrance there is a good display of ancient... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A nice theatre for the Greek tradition. Smaller and less nicer than its neighbour, it is still worth to see while on your way to the Parthenon. First step of your stairs to the greatness!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

As others have noted, the admission to the Theater of Dionysos comes included as one of a half-dozen free add-on tickets to the 12 Euro admission ticket to the Acropolis (separately, it would be 2 Euros). However, this site is a whole lot more than just the Theater. The entry to the Theater gives you entry to a a walking... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Went there for a visit since it was included in the 12 euro fare. The place had really nothing to see. The first row of stairs were fenced up and the remaining rows were full of weed and dirt. The topmost part had no stairs and are completely deserted. On the way to the exit I was approached by a... More 

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