Herod Atticus Odeon

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Herod Atticus Odeon
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CPaM68
Texas612 contributions
May 2021
The Odeon, also called Herodeion or Herodion, is an impressive Roman theater located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. The structure was built in AD 161 by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife but was destroyed and left in ruins in 267 AD. Renovated in 1950 with a capacity of 5,000, it is now used as a musical venue by many contemporary acts and is the main venue of the Athens Festival. You can see the front exterior from Acropolis Park but, if you're going to the Acropolis, you can get a really good view of the entire theater while climbing / walking up to the Acropolis. (PaM)
Written April 25, 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada8,732 contributions
Sep 2021
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone Roman theater structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by the Roman citizen Herodes Atticus in memory of his Roman wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped theater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive cedar of Lebanon timber. It was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and left in ruins by the Heruli in 267 AD. The audience stands and the orchestra (stage) were restored using Pentelic marble in the 1950s.
Written December 21, 2021
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permia
Ireland37,621 contributions
Mar 2020
What a treasure from antiquity. We first admired it while entering the Acropolis at its 8am opening.

It was out of season so no concerts and it wasn’t open for walking around. Nevertheless we had fabulous vistas of the majestic sweep of the auditorium.

It looked magnificent in the clear early morning light with blue skies as backdrop.

Maria Callas was just one of the acclaimed performers to take to the stage, in 1957.
Written October 19, 2020
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,812 contributions
Jan 2020
This Roman theater located on the slopes below the Acropolis was completed in 161AD and donated to the city by Herodes Atticus. It was then was sacked in 267AD, and later still incorporated into the Roman walls. Today it is still used as a musical venue, with seating for nearly 5000, used by many contemporary performers including the Taiko drummers KODO.
Written January 4, 2020
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Sherlock arting
Rome, GA137 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
It was built in 161 AD by the Greek Herodes Atticus in memory of his Roman wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped theater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive cedar of Lebanon timber. It was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and left in ruins by the Heruli in 267 AD.
Written October 8, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,523 contributions
Jul 2021
The Herod Atticus Odeon is a marble built theater dating back to 2c, built in honor of the great Greek orator, teacher and consul to Rome.
It's on the slopes of the Acropolis hill, and you can see it from the top, as well to walk around it and sit on the stands. Considering the age, I'd say it's greatly preserved. The same ticket for Acropolis is valid for the Odeon.
Written September 22, 2021
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,802 contributions
Oct 2021
The Herod Atticus at the Acropolis is a sight in itself and still a functioning concert venue. It is basically unmissable on your way up to the Parthenon and probably doesn't deserve to play a lesser role, as it is, still, a spectacular sight that has lost non of its wow factor centuries later. The architecture, historical significance and the view on the city are very much worth a stop!
Written March 15, 2022
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ERFSU82
Wellington, FL1,120 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
This is an incredibly impressive amphitheater built into the south slope of the Acropolis. The front facade is easily seen from just outside the Acropolis park, and you can get good views of the entire theater from the top while walking up to the top of the Acropolis. It’s well-worth seeing from both sides.
Written January 20, 2022
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Sophie Ortenburg
Athens, Greece24 contributions
Sep 2019
One of the most ancient theaters worldwide, which since 1957 it stages art festivals (concerts, ancient drama performances, etc.) mostly in the framework of the Athens Festival. It is a stone Roman theater with wonderful acoustics!
Written July 13, 2020
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Nicolas R
23 contributions
Jul 2020
Although many times in Athens this was our first visit to the Herode Atticus Odeon ancient theatre, build by an Athenin for his Roman wife; great experience, a "bucket list" venue.
The music was very nice, a melange of many popular opera pieces, but the setting under the Athenian stars was the real treat. A "must see" when in Athens.
Written July 31, 2020
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