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Odeum of Herodes Atticus (Odeion / Irodion)

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Address: Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: 123456789
Description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.

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Amazing, one of the sights at The Acropolis

This is part of The Acropolis site... Amazing to think that 2500 years ago is was a huge indoor theatre. You can really imagine the scene. Mark sure you stop on your route up to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is part of The Acropolis site... Amazing to think that 2500 years ago is was a huge indoor theatre. You can really imagine the scene. Mark sure you stop on your route up to the top or down to enjoy this spectacle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

you will not miss it, worth a visit. stop at this site, enjoy and imagine the civilization years ago ;-) take some good pics, and continue your journey to the top!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is great. I always enjoy my visits at Irodion. The performances are always very well made and the personnel is very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is so breath taking to - for us kind of stumble on. This is still in use and it would something very special to be able to see a concert here. If your schedule permits, try and plan this into your schedule.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

On our way up along the route to visit the Acropolis, we passed Odeum of Herodes Atticus (Odeion / Irodion). It is a an ancient theatre that is quite impressive. Another fantastic relic from the Greek civilisation and history. Definitely worth a look as you visit the Acropolis. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

the odeum is a fascinating place. it is great to sit among the stones and think about the events that must have taken place here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Trekking up the Acropolis you stumble upon this little treasure as you make a sharp right turn. As we climbed past it, we could peek in to see it set up for a concert that evening. Amazing...a theater that is thousands of years old still used today by Athenians!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The odeion is own kind particular building dicated to religious and prophan shows and (long) sung ceremonies. Let's remember that for ancient greeks, theathre and singing had something sacre and was meant to purify the participants and the public (so called katarsis).By this intro, we can consider the Odeion a very important part in Akroplis laying just beside-down it, but...You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What if it's construction was completed at the Roman era, the location of this theatre - nearby at the Holy Rock of Parthenon (to be more precise on the southern slope of Acropolis) - fits harmonically with the rest of the monuments. If you wanna feel the magic don't lose the opportunity to visit it through a music concert or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

first a small introduction to the attraction......On the southern slope of the Acropolis rock is the theater of Herodes Atticus (or Odeon of Herodes Atticus), it was added to the Acropolis between AD161 - 174 during the Rome period of Athens. The theatre or odeon was built in the memory of Aspasia Annia Regilla, the deseased wife of Herodes Atticus.... More 

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