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Theater of Dionysus

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Theater of Dionysus

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Sarah b wrote a review Oct 24
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom1,339 contributions295 helpful votes
This is an important part of a visit to the Acropolis slopes. Although not completely restored, the lower levels of seating are complete and you are able to get a feel for how it must have looked, 2,500 years ago in 5th and 6th century BC. Amazing to think about the early performances there, plays, tragedies, satires, recitations, performances of Homers work, etc also Plato, Euripedes, Sophocles, Aristophanes. Ticks all the boxes for lovers of history, art, literature, theatre
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ginges_revenge wrote a review Oct 16
Brisbane, Australia1,901 contributions130 helpful votes
It was a shame that the theatre was closed, but with Covid restrictions in place, you couldn't get in to see it. You could just glimpse it from the outside but it looked good. I will have to come back when its open to see it as it looks like an amazing piece of angineering.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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permia wrote a review Mar 2020
Ireland36,386 contributions1,559 helpful votes
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Leaving the acropolis and strolling along the south slopes leads to this still impressive performance area. Its first incarnation originated probably in the late 6th century BC and it was the model for all subsequent theatres. Drama was first performed here and this continued for many following centuries. Its long decline and abandonment started in the Roman era.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TomFarhias wrote a review Feb 2020
Kongsberg, Norway502 contributions78 helpful votes
One of my preferred places in the Acropolis site due to its atmosphere. As the theater is quite destroyed you really need to give your imagination some time. Therefore just sit and enjoy, take your time to really appreciate what is one of the vital locations of the entire site. Loved every second.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LPLoveToTravel wrote a review Feb 2020
Ocala, Florida1,432 contributions223 helpful votes
The Theatre of Dionysus is a major theatre in Athens, considered to be the world's first theatre, built at the foot of the Athenian Acropolis. Would love to see an event there. Quite impressive.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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