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Odeum of Herodes Atticus (Odeion / Irodion)

Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #10 of 206 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
Description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
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Lappeenranta, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It's a necessary "evil": getting into Acropolis you will see several familiar from the early childhood places. This one is not available for visits on every day, but you will see it close enough to imagine how impressive shows and concert used to be in Athens and why we respect Greek culture that much.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I stood for awhile taking this majestic place in, I just couldn’t believe how long this place has stood the test of time. And it was still as beautiful if not more than the day it was built I`m certain.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

If you are a visitor and want to experience something that not a lot of tourists do experience, try to combine your stay with the dates a ballet performance is given at this ancient theater...it's breathtaking. In summer, lots of ballet companies, such as then BOlsoi, the MArinski, the NEw YOrk come here to perform. A must see experience.

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Jaboticabal, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It is worh the visit, this acient theater with its marbles is quite a sight. Now imagine enjoying a concert there with Gilberto Gil, one of the Brazilian greats...it was a night to remember.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped by this stadium in my way to the Acropolis from the south side slopes. Takes your breath away to see and can a real sense of the gradual. It has been renovated so that festivals and concerts still perform here today.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing that one can actually sit and hear a modern concert in this ancient theatre. Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to do this; but it is well worth it to take some time to enjoy the history on the way up to the Acropolis. We had an excellent guide who explained the Odeon to us in detail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We saw a concert at the Odeion the last evening we were in Athens. It is a fantastic place to see a concert

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were fortunate when we visited this site as there was a rehearsal going on and there was a choir an orchestra and some solo singers. The sight itself is amazing the size incredible and the accoustics were phenomenal. We stayed and listened for quite some time.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our discovery of this theater happened one chilly evening as we strolled along the path leading up to the Acropolis on our first night in Athens. The ruins of this theater were lit up in brilliant shades of purple and red and the haunting melody from behind the walls enthralled us. We returned the following night with tickets to a... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I guess Yanni appeared here years ago, and Athenians are still a little sensitive about it. If you don't know its there, you might miss it! You have the best view from a platform next to the ticket office. Built by a very wealthy Athenian, the theatre is built right into the side of the Acropolis. Don't miss it!

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