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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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Awesome monument at the foot of the Acropolis. Reminds one of the old Roman theatres and you can just imagine what the atmosphere must have been like and how grand as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Awesome monument at the foot of the Acropolis. Reminds one of the old Roman theatres and you can just imagine what the atmosphere must have been like and how grand as well. Although it is quite old and in ruins, some of the slabs are still ok as we climbed up before we sat down and looked down across the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As far as ruins goes this was just that. there is some appeal that it has not received much attention and just natural decay of the sight. On the other hand surrounded by other historical venues that are receiving care and attention to continue the preservation leads to some disappointment. The walk area around the theater is somewhat treacherous so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is one of the original sites in Athens which has not received much love and attention over the last few years. This is a shame, as I truly believe that it could be made into something impressive. Having said this, and in the meantime, I suppose the cost of a visit (2 euros) is well worth it, as one... More 

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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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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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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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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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