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Odeum of Herodes Atticus (Odeion / Irodion)

Address: Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 123456789
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Ranked #20 of 309 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
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Type: Theaters, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Originally built in 161AD, this odeum lasted only a century before it was destroyed. However, it was lovingly reconstructed in the 1950's and nowadays it really shines as a central stage for musical performance. If you can plan your visit to combine a concert there - do it. Otherwise, simply admire the combination of ancient and new from the Acropolis.... More 

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Pahoa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Best to see when you can sit and in joy a show,singing or music. Great to look at better to see and hear a show!

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Athens, Greece
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When in Athens during the summer,you HAVE to get tickets to see anything that's playing,preferebly,music,sypmhonic,for me! You will definetely would want to go there again and again. Details Athens Festival.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The history, the sounds, the views..a must go with full moon..choose an opera or a music concert and you will never forget this experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It is seen from Acropolis very famous artists perform every year.Be sure to book an event while you are traveling to Athens ,tickets are always affordable in contrast with the rest of the world.The ancient theater will pay you back!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A lovely sight, lovingly renovated which looks now just like the real thing. It's just too bad the ampitheatre was closed-it would have been lovely to go have a look in detail at such a magnificent sight instead of from a distance atop the Acropolis or through iron railings.

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American in Arabia
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This homage to to the wife of Herodes Atticus held 5000 people in its heyday is is still used for the Athens Festival and other performances, which I'd love to attend. It was closed when I was there, but I got a good view from below and from the Acropolis.

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SG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We saw this from the top, midway up the acropolis. The site is really well preserved and all you need is a little imagination to transport you to the past! Loved this.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place is one of the top showcases of Athens, and with good reason too. The odeon is best-seen from the top (walk along the south side of the Acropolis), or from the bottom where the gates are locked (you can see the Odeon from the outside there).

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

beautiful viewed either from above or below. you can just imagine watching a show there. many a picture opportunity and if viewed from above you can see the city of Athens in the background.

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