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Odeum of Herodes Atticus (Odeion / Irodion)

Address: Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 123456789
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Ranked #43 of 230 Activities in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
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Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.

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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

When at the Acropolis make sure you take the path to the southern end of the site. This will lead you to the theatre at the base of the Acropolis. Take the time to walk around the theatre and it is a great spot to take photos with the Pantheon in the background.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Everyone, stops and take a tour to the Odeum od Herodes Atticus, even if there is no the season for a concert. An historical place of Athens, you must see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Was quite interesting to peek into the odeon, which unfortunately was closed when we were there.. You could see much of it by looking through the gated entryways. Is an impressive structure, quite grand, and in an excellent state of preservation / reconstruction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The structure looks well preserved and we took some great photographs of the place. It can be seen even while going up the stairs for acropolis and is a structure to behold.

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