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Theater of Dionysos (Theatro Dionyssou)

Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 105 58, Greece
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is a wonderful open air amphitheatre with perfect view and sound coming from the stage. To think it was built so many years ago. We were lucky to see a concert of Theodorakis music wonderful experience. Check at box office below Acropolis

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It is the oldest Greek theater and is on the Acropolis. It is the birthplace of drama and held 17,000 spectators - and is spectacular!!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The nearby Odeon of Herodes Atticus is roman, this the real Greek thing. The ruin of the theater are in good condition but not good enough for performances. A visit to the theater is part of the south slope of Acropolis. After that theater you will in a distance the Odeon of Herodes Atticus theater and you will by pass... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is right next to the Acropolis and included in the 12 euro ticket. It is definitely worth a quick look the theatre is quite attractive and the chapel of st parasgevi is also on the site. It takes a matter of minutes to walk around but there are good photo opportunities. Water machines on site too, can also be... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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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220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
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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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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