The Ancient Theatre of Eretria

The Ancient Theatre of Eretria

The Ancient Theatre of Eretria
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia42,211 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
It is very easy to access the area where the theatre used to be in ancient times, it is across the road, virtually, from the Museum, However, there is no theatre to see on the site, at least when we visited in early April. All there was, was empty ground and earth. Nothing else. Obviously time and the elements have done their job, but not so much the authorities. Unfortunately you have to use your imagination if you wish to see anything here.
Written July 16, 2017
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Trevor D
Surrey, UK21 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
This leads on from the museum and the archaeological site and helps to visualise the site as it once was
Written January 18, 2016
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Maria D
Athens, Greece281 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
It seems interesting but unfortunately it is partially visible, through fence, as it is closed to the public.
Written October 9, 2014
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greekcypriot2009
Athens, Greece9,354 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
Combine this visit with the Museum.

The theater is located close to Eretria settlement, west of the city.
From a structural and morphological point of view it has many similarities with the theater of Dionysus in Athens.

The Ministry of Culture states that it is one of the most known ancient monuments of its kind. According to evidence from architectural ruins of the stage it must have been built during the 5th century when the city was reconstructed after the Persian destruction.
Its flourishing period was in the 4th century B.C.

If you happen to be in the area, definitely drop by and visit it.
Written September 16, 2015
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Pasi T
Lappeenranta, Finland21 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
You can look few stones in the fround behind the fence. Didn't even get out of the car here. Luckily there was a sign to tell what it was :D
Written July 10, 2018
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Stavroula T
Greece39 contributions
May 2017 • Family
It a great ancient theatre but i think they should take more care and protect it! It is very near to the city of Eretria.
Written December 9, 2017
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greekcypriot2009
Athens, Greece9,354 contributions
May 2016 • Family
Although the ancient theatre of Eretria was built the 5thcentury B.C it continued to be used the 4th century B.C. It was a period when Eretria was flourishing. The year 198 B.C the city is destroyed by Romans and is subsequently rebuilt but of course this time the material they use is much cheaper.

Unfortunately the greater part of the rows of stone benches has been removed.

The present remains are still quite impressive though. I have to say that this ancient theatre presents many similarities to the theatre of Dionysos in Athens.

Impressive are also the preserved remains of the stage and the underground vaulted passage that leads to the centre of the orchestra.
Written May 8, 2016
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Sally T
Ipsswich30 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
We could get a sense of this site from the overall shape, but without the photos on the display board it was fairly meaningless when we visited since it was only 1 of 2 sites completely overgrown with grass and the enclosure was locked.
Written June 4, 2015
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Dim DeL
Spaichingen, Germany258 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
If you are the type that likes ancient sites, this theater is interesting, as it is well preserved.
The surrounding natural is also very nice
Written September 5, 2021
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aleksandarkrc
540 contributions
May 2019
interesting antic theater, well preserved, if you like old stones, it is worth to go there.The sourroundig nature is also nice.
Written November 26, 2019
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