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Odeum of Herodes Atticus (Odeion / Irodion)

Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #11 of 208 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Amusement
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Owner description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.

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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The Odeum was sheer amazing. I loved being here. The scope of the work to construct this site. The size of this site just amazing

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Easily viewed from the Acropolis. Stunning setting and apparently still used today for theater productions. The seating area is restored but the rest of the theater is in ruins.

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Athens, Greece
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

At least once in life should be visited and enjoyed in an pleasent summer night watching quality performances under the clear attica sky and the noon with the stars. Amazing. Even kids feel the magic and ask for more!

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A really beautiful site just underneath the Acropolis on the South slope to the far left of Theatre of Dionyssios and the Asclepion - can be seen from the back when exploring that area but the very best views are down below from the front - easily accessed just off the pedestriansed road running across bottom of South slope &... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This outdoor theater located at the base of the acropolis has some hints of Roman times as the arches give away the architecture It is beautifully built. I did not get a chance to see a performance here, but the architecture and ruins are great. It is truly amazing to see the kind of work in stone that the ancient... More

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Galaxidi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Ever since I live in Greece this is my favourite place on a summer night. To experience a performance in that magical place is so uplifting and unique. I am waiting all year for the season to start.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is something really special about seeing a concert at Herodes Atticus. The stage and backdrop are so beautiful, and sitting on the marble rows covered in cushions takes you back to what it must have been like so many years ago. You almost wish you were able to go back in time.

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this marvelous amphitheater is on the way up to the Acropolis from the Plaka area. Tehre are actually two Amphiteaters on the way up and this one has the amazing arches. The site of many famous outdoor concerts over the years. It is a great spectacle.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is one of several wonderful Roman, yes Roman, theatres around Europe that have been restored and house current day productions. Entry to the Odeion appears to be typically restricted to performance evenings, but it can be viewed from several vantage points while climbing up the Acropolis. Getting tickets for an evening performance takes a bit of perseverance, but is... More

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Simply amazing! The best old time theatre in the world! The only sad thing is that you cannot get inside. The majesty of this place cannot be described, you have to visit if you wanna understand! One of the most interesting constructions in the amazing Acropolis of Athens.

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