Ancient Theatre of Argos
Ancient Theatre of Argos
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Aida G
Glasgow, UK817 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It is one of the places to visit in Argo. However, even in the summer, it closes at 3:30 PM. However, you can see the site behind the fence, so it isn't a problem. The theatre appears to be in good shape.
Written September 7, 2022
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doctorbobster
Gainesville, FL971 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The Ancient Theatre of Argos is part of the larger complex of archaeologic ruins at this extensive site. You can walk through the theater (dating to 500BC and capable of holding 50000 people) and continue through the remaining ruins, including the impressive Agora.

The area does cover some challenging terrain. Wear appropriate shoes and watch your step.
Written May 31, 2021
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John N
Peregian Beach, Australia80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Compact easily accessible archeological site in fact I managed it on a walking stick. Great little ancient theatre with nearby odeon and Roman bathhouse. The site was virtually empty when I visited. Parking is easy out front of the main entrance. Also a good fruit and vegetable shop near the entrance if you want to top up supplies.
Written August 14, 2023
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Superkatt
Sweden6,738 contributions
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May 2014 • Couples
Archeological site is easy to find, it is situated in the southwest part of modern Argos, on the crossing of st. Teatrou and Tripoleos, beneath the hill of Argos fortress. The site is divided by the modern roads in two parts, and there are two entrances, entrance tickets are available on the site. The smaller part contains remains of Agora, Nymfeum, Heroon - Altar of the Seven against the Thebes and some other structures; in the second bigger area there can be found a Theatre, a roman aqueduct and Baths, the Odeon and the remains of the Sanctuary of Afrodite.
The Agora part is not very large and it is not very much to see if you do not have a professional interests.
Theatre of Argos is very large and had a capacity of 20 000 seats, one of the largest in Ancient Greece. There is no restrictions to climb the stairs, and views from the upper rows towards city and sea are magnificent. A lot preserved of roman Baths, both walls and columns. It is possible if difficult to find traces of Aqueduct, leading water to the baths. The remains of Sanctuary of Afrodite are traceable in the left corner of the area, but very sparse.
Some distance away to the north, maybe 2-3 km, there can be found picturesque ruins of Sanctuary of Apollo and Athena, lying freely among the woods and flowers, no entrance fee on this site.
There is a pleasant Archeological museum in Argos, containing artefacts from region, among those some beautiful mosaics.
Nearby in the area, maybe some 10 km inland, lies the most important Ancient sanctuary of the Argolid, the Heraion, or Sanctuary of Hera Argeie. Here was a place of worship of Hera, the main deity of the region, for both ancient Argos and Mykene.
Traditionally Argos was claimed as one of the oldest cities of ancient Greece, and the birthplace of Perseus, the son of Danae and Zeus.
Written December 9, 2014
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caracola2017
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
I love Argos because it is out of the tourist track. Cheap very good hotels. I slept there for just 23 euro the double room and I really loved the town. Not touristic at all because most of people sleep in Napflio or other places around the coast. I highly recommend it as a base camp to visit many interesting historic places like Mycaenes
Written May 6, 2019
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sv0yager
Nafplio, Greece20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Although it may be one of the oldest theatres in the prefecture of Argolis, it is left in its oblivion!!There have been some restorations around the area of the theatre, but the responsible there, those who hold the keys are impolite!!!I had been there with my girlfriend and although a lover of Ancient Greece, the people there told me at 19.30 in the evening that they are closing!!!as if it were a shop...It is a shame that they do not allow tourists to inhale the spirit of ANCESTRY! it is a shame that they practically threw us out and even threatened to call the police. Unacceptable attitude and a shame for those people to be holding the keys for such a monument! Cars, trucks, a petrol station, are coming and going...I am wondering why some people deprive tourists from understanding Greek culture. Left a lot to be desired.
Written May 1, 2015
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Panagiotis M
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Argos is a historical city full of monuments. The ancient theatre of Argos although has much to give is almost deserted and not well prepared for visitors. The local goverment authorities should help improving its image.
It is near the city center of Argos and can be visited up to 15:00. It lucks of professionals that can guide you through its rich history. You get most of its related information online and with the help of the personel in Byzantine museum near the city center. When you get to the theatre, at the entrance there is a valuable map that shows that this site is not just a theatre but also contains more significant structures that worth visiting. Be prepared for a small walk in history and dont forget your cameras!
Written November 7, 2018
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Anne W
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
In stark contrast to the theatre at Epidauros, this site is very little visited by tourists, so you're likely to get it pretty much to yourself. It's free to visit and there's a surprising amount to explore. The theatre is in rather poor maintenance with grass growing amongst the stones, but in some respects that adds to the atmosphere.

Elsewhere on the site, I enjoyed seeing the Roman hypocaust system in particular. I would definitely recommend it as an important site to visit if you're in the area or worth a small detour.
Written August 5, 2016
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Lalaki-Papaki
Athens, Greece1,860 contributions
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Apr 2016 • Couples
We (a couple) together with our family members had a short walk on the ruins of Ancient Theatre of Argos one day in April. In contrast to other ancient theaters like Epidavros and Odeum, this theater looks much poorer. In general, the whole area is quite abandoned and we doubt if the theater is still active.

In general, it was a nice walk and it was free of charge but due to the strong sun and absence of any nature except snakes, we left the place soon after.
Written May 20, 2016
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Jellybellydancer
Burscough, UK1,445 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Unlike other ancient sites in the Peloponnese, the attractions in Argos are free to access and often unfairly overshadowed by their more famous neighbours in Mycenae and Epidavros etc, but the ancient theatre is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

The amphitheatre was carved into the rock face and while it is uneven in places, it is a great experience to climb the steps and take a seat like people have been doing for nearly 2500 years, becoming a part of history yourself.
Written August 4, 2019
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