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Address: Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens, Greece
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Second-century theater built into the hillside.

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Well preserved theatre around the edge of the Acropolis hill

It's well worth walking around the side of the Acropolis as well as the top as there are a few things to see. This well preserved Odeon is one of them.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's well worth walking around the side of the Acropolis as well as the top as there are a few things to see. This well preserved Odeon is one of them.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We could only look at this attraction in passing as there seemed to be no access all part of the Acropolis complex Take water with you, and be prepared for an uphill climb

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historically, the Odeon of Herod Atticus was the third amphitheatre built in ancient Athens after the 5th-century BC Odeon of Pericles and the 1st-century AD Odeon of Agrippa. Put up sometime around the mid-2nd century AD, it was built in memory of the sponsor's wife, the former being an important patron of the arts during Roman rule. The current structure... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit here. We made sure we were able to take photos from the top of the Odeon and the bottom. You can see everything you need to within the pictures on Trip, however to see some of these attractions with your own eyes is very comforting. The Odeon is a must see for everyone.

Thank Cain W
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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

The photos are impressive and do reflect the reality. The setting of this 160AD Roman theatre is astonishing and so is its state of preservation, so much so that it is still used as a venue! Unfortunately my visit was part of a tour of the Acropolis so I was disappointed not to be able to get into the seats... More 

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Reviewed April 7, 2017

solid and impressive architecture pays tribute to Herod Atticus but continuous to these days making its remark each year in particular during the spring summer and autumn- look out for special events and unique performances, i have had the opportunity many times over the years to enjoy this place as a theatre or an archaeological visit- a must too.

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Reviewed April 3, 2017

It is an impressive Greek theatre. You cannot miss it once you are visiting the Acropolis! This place looks better on photos than in reality....

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

Odeon of Herodes Atticus was closed therefore we didn't get to see a show and or hear a opera performance but seeing the ancient theater was magnificent.

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Reviewed March 25, 2017

This is one of the places you have to visit when going to the Acropolis. A picture at the top of the hill is spectacular and you can capture the whole theatre and the city behind it. If there isn't a show that day, just spending 10-15 minutes to take pictures is still good.

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Reviewed March 25, 2017

It was definetely worth viewing, but it wasn't as spectacular as the photos would suggest. If you are in Athens I would make a point of viewing it but don't expect to be wowed.

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