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Theater of Dionysus

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Address: Mitseon 25, Athens 105 58, Greece
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Must see historical site!

A wonderful historical site to visit and see the remaining architectural details of an era gone by. The Greeks knew what they were doing when they created the Acropolis and this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful historical site to visit and see the remaining architectural details of an era gone by. The Greeks knew what they were doing when they created the Acropolis and this theater! You must wear non-slip flat shoes...no high heels or boots ladies. You won't be disappointed...this site is worth the time and a historical treasure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sanctuary of Dionysos is in the south rampart of the Acropolis, it seems it's the oldest theatre in the world, is like a large shell on the end of the south hill; the great tragic poets of the antiquity plays here, also comedies and were performed for the first time; The spectators had stone seats to watch the performances;... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Sitting there you'll feel how historical this place use to be. There are seats that were dated back in history where kings and queens used to sit and watch plays. You can't help to wonder what was like during the height of Athens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

The most important theatre used by Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles to stage their tragedies & Aristophanes, Menander for their comedies. It's really amazing to see it from the Akropolis and from its entrance at the level of the Museum...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

The theater of Dionysos is an old ancient theater in Athen. The theater itself is built by stone at the south slope at Acropolis, a very beautiful arena. It must be seen when you are at the Acropolis. Dionysosteatern är en gammal teater i Aten, Grekland. Teatern bestor av en halvcirkelformad scen, och är en plats man inte får missa... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

While we were not able to go onto the orchestra of the theater itself, being able to sit in the seats of the theater is pretty amazing. On a sunny day this site gives some fantastic views of the acropolis and off the other sites around it. Plus its just a really nice place to sit down. Must see in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Theater of Dionysus is a must see among the several attractions within Acropolis. It takes you to the life in ancient Greece and its one of the marvels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Phenomenal historical site and well preserved. A must visit in Athens. The marble design are outstanding! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

At the foot of the Acropolis. This was a good place to sit and soak in some history - and take great pictures. There is a 10 euro entry fee and in November too, the lines were long, so prepare accordingly. But the theatre and then the Acropolis are well worth the visit!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

There's not a great deal to see here just lots of marble foundations, but it is an important site in dramatic arts. It is the first stone theatre ever built and is the birth place of the dramatic arts as we know them today.

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