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Odeum of Herodes Atticus (Odeion / Irodion)

Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #11 of 205 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
Description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
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Jaboticabal, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It is worh the visit, this acient theater with its marbles is quite a sight. Now imagine enjoying a concert there with Gilberto Gil, one of the Brazilian greats...it was a night to remember.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped by this stadium in my way to the Acropolis from the south side slopes. Takes your breath away to see and can a real sense of the gradual. It has been renovated so that festivals and concerts still perform here today.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing that one can actually sit and hear a modern concert in this ancient theatre. Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to do this; but it is well worth it to take some time to enjoy the history on the way up to the Acropolis. We had an excellent guide who explained the Odeon to us in detail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We saw a concert at the Odeion the last evening we were in Athens. It is a fantastic place to see a concert

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate when we visited this site as there was a rehearsal going on and there was a choir an orchestra and some solo singers. The sight itself is amazing the size incredible and the accoustics were phenomenal. We stayed and listened for quite some time.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our discovery of this theater happened one chilly evening as we strolled along the path leading up to the Acropolis on our first night in Athens. The ruins of this theater were lit up in brilliant shades of purple and red and the haunting melody from behind the walls enthralled us. We returned the following night with tickets to a... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I guess Yanni appeared here years ago, and Athenians are still a little sensitive about it. If you don't know its there, you might miss it! You have the best view from a platform next to the ticket office. Built by a very wealthy Athenian, the theatre is built right into the side of the Acropolis. Don't miss it!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

One of the best preserved Greek-Roman theaters. Although restored in many parts of the seats, it still retains most of its original parts. Still used for concerts etc

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

You feel the sense of history before you even enter this amphitheater, and once you are inside it just totally envelops you. We were fortunate to attend a concert here that featured a group headed by Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi. The music was neo-classical style, had a very pensive sound and just caused your thoughts to float and soar through... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

One of the best-known theaters in the world, this ancient building is magnificent and impressive. Just imagine the people standing there thousands of years ago and watching the performances! Or...imagine yourselves standing there nowadays to see a performance in that unique ancient atmosphere! Located on the Acropolis, the Odeum is right at the entrance, so you can't miss it.

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