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Odeum of Herodes Atticus (Odeion / Irodion)

Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #12 of 193 attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
Description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If there is a performance on at the Odeum, GO! Amazing experience to be there after dark listening to music! Tickets were €30 for great seats which we thought good value. We saw a Beatles cover band. Fantastic night!

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You get a good views of this as you enter the Acropolis. Very well preserved and restored. Lots of history to imagine

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is an ancient amphitheater that has been restored and now showcases plays and concerts you can purchase tickets to. For the best picture of this theater you need to hike to the top of the Acropolis and look down over the side - amazing. The Theater of Dionysis is on the southern slope and is not the same -... More

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went to see, in June 2014, a jazz concert there. It was a very unique experience. Yes, you will have to climb to your seat ( But the have a special places for wheelchairs). Yes, we had some rain and they had to have a break, so the can cover the instruments with big plastic covers. But the whole... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After our visit to the Acropolis in the morning, we bought tickets for a Gogol play "the Marriage" - just to experience how a show in this amphitheater would have been centuries ago. Had an exhilarating evening watching the play, a comedy tho in Greek. Missed Nana Mouskari who was to play a few days on !!!

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Alta Loma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a great looking amphitheater that still has concerts there. We went to see the Greek National Opera "Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart" it was great! Vey well organized , great seats!!

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great amphitheater. Restoration is looking good. Skip this one at the start of the day and visit it after the others. Here is why. If you can, be at the Acropolis when it opens at 8 am. Head straight to the Parthenon to avoid the "boat people"... the mass of humanity from the Cruise ships that start arriving after... More

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Fryazino, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not to be confused with the Theater of Dionysus which lies lower and more distant from the Acropolis! You can see it only from the above climbing to or going down from the Acropolis. Now it's a full-scale concert hall, so the entrance is possible only for spectators. Usually the entertainments start after the sunset.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you enter via the east side, you will see the Odeon before finishing the climb to the Acropolis. Since it is open to the public for performances it would be nice to be able to get inside but if you don't go see a show you can only have a distant view through the gates.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you have opportunity, enjoy opera in this ancient theatre. I attended Don Jovany and this was wonderful experience

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