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Odeum of Herodes Atticus (Odeion / Irodion)

Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou, Athens, Greece
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Ranked #11 of 201 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
Description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

You can see it from above when you visit the Parthenon but it would be really nice to attend a theatrical play there. Open from May to September for plays, opera or concerts. Its acoustic is great and during operas they have over-titles in english too.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

the stadium was reconstucted very well and was just great. we were given autoguides so we have learned all about the stadium. there was a little museum inside. the tickets were 5 euros per person

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

a true beauty right by the acropolis. can hold many people. did not manage to see a show, but is known to be packed for performances of the Greek Festival. Book ahead of time for tickets!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

One of the most beautiful experiences in Athens is attend a concert at Herodio. Enjoy it! Excellent acoustic in one of the most ancient theaters of the world.

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During the summer there is a series of concerts, plays, etc. Don't pass up a chance to see one of them as you will be in a truly ancient theater at the foot of the Acropolis. Imagine being a spectator 2000 years ago! Be aware that this is a Roman theater built after Rome expanded into Greece, but still fantastic...

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Marathon, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

i hope you will have chance to visit this during a performance, in summer time, under of the moon and the stars....perfect acoustic, perfect place, in this place you can feel all the Greek history, i recomended

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Unique, unique, unique !!!! A place to go to hear, see and feel for the best performance of your life. An experience you cannot forget!!

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You can't visit the odeon directly. You can see it fare away from Acropolis or visiting a concert. However during the concert you are restrict of where to go and what to observe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Herod Atticus built this roofed Odeon (in 161 B.C.) for music concerts in honor of his wife Regilla, after her death. Its magic and beauty, can only be understood when walking on the way to Acropolis.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

You can't miss it and should visit on your way down. And, if you are lucky enough to get the tickets for one of the performances (very selected, top notch always) don't hesitate and grab them, do not ask for the price! It is one of the most beautiful scenes in the world.

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