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Odeum of Herodes Atticus (Odeion / Irodion)

Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #10 of 188 attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
Description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This old theater by its architecture and concept is somehow as impressive as the pantheon... and just next door that makes things easy ;-)

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It does amaze one to see the well presented theatrical venues of ancient time reconstructed for modern use. Take a look from the top and, if your path affords, from "backstage" behind the facade entrance to the theatre. Well done!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Odeon of Herodes this ancient building located within a few meters of the archaeological site of the Acropolis from the Parthenon . Despite being thousands years old inside it are often organized some music festival and is open only for this purpose, unfortunately despite being located inside the Acropolis for visitors to the archaeological area is not possible to... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

If you combine your visit in Herodium with a theatrical or a musical performance is certain that this will work as a time machine.Βut also if this is not possible is not changing the fact that you are visiting one of the most impressive monuments of antiquity that stands till today.The only changes that time has brought in this ancient... More

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This amphitheatre was built during 1st century AD by a Greek aristocrat with capacity of over 5000. The structure is simply magnificent and has great views. Unfortunately the Acropolis ticket does not include entry to this place, although you can view it from top. This venue still holds concerts and other events, so do check out events on http://www.greekfestival.gr/en/program and... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Very picturesque site, where you can gain some wonderful pictures from the top of the hill nearer the acropolis. Sadly you cannot enter which is a real shame, but i guess this way it will be better preserved than some of the more active tourist centres!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Excellent during the day. Picturesque surrounding streets. The great value however is the summer performances: opera, ballet, concerts. This year I attended Madama Batterfly, Saura's Carmen etc.

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Just under the shadow of Acropolis (Parthenon) in the middle of Athens old town, on one of the nicest roads in Athens,Dionysiou Areopagitou.Every visitor in Athens must stroll this area.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

After touring Athens and all the great ancient structures, this amphitheatre and the Odeum of Herodes Atticus is among the best to see. It is included in the Multi Cultural Sites ticket. I highly recommend you don't miss it.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Besides all the history here, the amphitheater is also very cool to see. When there is a performance or a show, the strange lighting helps highlight the ancient structure.

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