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Address: Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou | Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou, Athens, Greece
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Phone Number: 123456789

Second-century theater built into the hillside.

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Lovely setting

Still used for shows today unable to go in but can be photographed from above when visiting the Acropolis

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David L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Still used for shows today unable to go in but can be photographed from above when visiting the Acropolis

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very nice looking old theater. Observed it while walking to the Acropolis. Nice to see it it restored to its glory and still serving a use today. Excellent piece of history.

Thank jlantern3
Mogi Das Cruzes, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An amphitheater not so ancient like Dionisius theather but a importante part of Greek history. It was restored and there still are shows nowadays spacially at night.

Thank Ricardo R
Piraeus, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Ancient Greek theater , loads of theatrical plays and not only are being held every summer, it's a great opportunity to feel how the ancient Greeks felt when they visited the place . It needs to be noted though that at first it was not a theatre but a place for instruments to be played . It also had... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a wonderful ancient theatre, built in the Roman ages, you can see it on your right going up to the Parthenon if you take East entrance, it's a great experience to watch a play there.

Thank IMKZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an absolutely brilliant experience. We paid 20 Euros to watch an orchestra play here and what a fabulous experience it was. Like being part of history. It felt almost magical to sit in such an old theatre and took you back to those days. There were lots and lots of staff around to guide you and help you... More 

Thank Cailey W
san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought the 25 euros tickets just so we could experience the theatre. Aida was the performance on the day we wanted and we purchased the tickets on-line before we left home. The performance under the stars and the acoustics was fantastic. Subtitles were shown on 2 screens so it was all good. As there are no seat assignments (just... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The functioning Odeon is simply magnificent. You can walk in front or climb the hill it is built into. An orchestra was practicing and you could hear them clearly a mile away! Go to a concert there and see what it must have been like so long ago.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of Acropolis and the first stop on the way to the Parthenon.This theater has been reconstructed and is used for a lot of events.If you can attend an event here the experience is magical.The place is off limits when not in use and can only be viewed from the steps to the Acropolis. The ticket to Acropolis includes this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To see an open-air concert on a summer night in the Odeon is a dream come true. Your imagination runs wild with what it must have been like when first built and operating all those years ago.

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