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Odeum of Herodes Atticus (Odeion / Irodion)

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Description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
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We attend performances whenever we are in Athens - the setting and the quality of the performance is unmatched. If you go - tickets can usually be purchased - the day of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We attend performances whenever we are in Athens - the setting and the quality of the performance is unmatched. If you go - tickets can usually be purchased - the day of performance - at the on-site ticket office or at a number of web sites including viva.gr and for the summer festival at the greekfestival.gr/en/events (last performance is in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

As the sun set, we watched a 60 piece orchestra and 44 piece choir, support a diva singing and talking entirely in Greek. I didn't understand a word, and was moved to my core. Please check the schedule for concerts while you're in town and do yourself a favour!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Beautiful to walk around and had a very non touristy feel to it. Lots of little hidden things to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you go in summer time, you must attend a concern or presentation at this spectacular place. There are special festivals, with classic music. Sensational

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Though I am feeling jaded, and one Roman amphitheater looks like another to me. There is a massive one in Casaeria. Still, the way that the Odeum of Herodes Atticus fits into the whole acropolis structure is very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Unfortunately we were not able to see a show, but this beautiful place is a sight to behold. It is best visited at night where it is lit up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is ancient but it has been renovated and functions perfectly. It hosts some theatrical performances, opera, and concerts during the summer months. You look straight ahead and you see the orchestra and while you enjoy the enticing music you look at the side and you can experience seeing all the Atheniean ancient monuments. Heaven!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is probably first site you will see when you enter the Acropolis from any direction. This is actually built during Roman times (notice the arch). The site itself is not the grandest, but the view from here is wonderful and there are still concerts happening here...perhaps worth checking out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On the hillside below the Acropolis stands this famous open air theatre. A roman monument donated to the city by Herod Atticus in memory of his late wife. It was restored in the 1950's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

You divert a little as you walk up the Acropolis on the way to the Parthenon in order to see this attraction. Access is not allowed however you can get above it and the views are lovely. Must be lovely all lit up at night and I think they do the occasional performance there. Worth a photo or two.

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