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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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I was recently in Athens for a 5 day trip and visited the Theater of Dionysos (Theatro Dionyssou). A mosaic-tiled theatre, it was used as a venue for classical Greek drama... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There really is so much to see on and around the Acropolis. We had seen the Theatre of Dionysos from atop the Acropolis and had meant to visit it at ground level but because of the trees screening the side of it we unfortunately walked right past it without noticing it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went past the theater on our way down from the Acropolis to the new museum. We didn't take the time to go inside but our guide gave us some history which was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

As a theater student (and a great admirer of the playwright Euripedes), visiting the Theater of Dionysus was an uplifting experience. It might not be as famous or well-preserved as its counterpart at Epidaurus, but it had been much grander in its day (seating 17,000 people, compared to Epidaurus' 14,000). When visiting, do check out the mosaics on the floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

At the Acropolis, if you enter from the Plaka entrance near the Acropolis Museum, this is the first of the major sites you'll come across. The was a huge outdoor theatre. You can climb the steps to really savour what the arena was really like. The stage area and immediate seating around are reasonably well preserved however as you climb... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was recently in Athens for a 5 day trip and visited the Theater of Dionysos (Theatro Dionyssou). A mosaic-tiled theatre, it was used as a venue for classical Greek drama competitions - it had 15,000 seats. A birds eye view of the theatre is available from the Acropolis. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

You come across this shortly after entering the Acropolis precinct. I was quite amazed that is was not blocked off, so you could enter and sit on the tiers. It is an open air theatre and was apparently one of the first preserved. Interesting start to the whole area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Not so crowded as the nearby theater. Do not miss the opportunity to sit on stone benches to see some sculptures which are hidden from the main path. Also - have a look into the front row of fancy seats - will you notice peeholes? :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you arrive in Greece have to visit this place is absolutely impressive it is a must for those that love history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The 12 Euro Acropolis entry ticket gives you access to this and many other ancient sites. If you're going to the Acropolis to see the other sites such as the Parthenon above, see those on top first at 9am or before as it is busier then go down and see this site as it is not as popular like due... More 

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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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