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Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

Located at the southern slope of Acropolis, this is largest monument reflecting the glorious phase of arts and culture from erstwhile Greek civilization. Named after Dyonisos, the God of drama and wine, this stone theatre,first of it's kind in the world, built in 5th century BC hosted many performances and precursor to iconic Greek tragedy. It fell into disuse and later remodeled during Roman times, witnessed many ups and downs. The curvilinear wall, seating, expansive stage indicate the intricate design and richness of unique architecture. Presently one phase of restoration is in progress. Signage at the site is informative and educative. As this is part of Acropolis,no separate ticket is required as general admission ticket is enough.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

We had the privilege to hear the performance practice as we stood at the top and looked down. The acoustics were amazing to hear. It vibrated through in a gentle way. If you have the chance to hear music from with it will relax and revive you. It did for me.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Peter F
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Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

There are so many amazing things to see around the Acropolis but this is one of the most impressive in my opinion. It dates back to the sixth century BC which is incredible in its own right!

It has been rebuilt and renovated over the years but still holds so much history. You can tell how important it is by the fact that it had a capacity of 17,000 seats over 64 tiers even though only about 20 are still in situ.

When you get higher up into the Acropolis and look down on it it looks even more incredible.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 24, 2019

Some reviewers have confused the Theatre of Dionysus with the Herod Atticus Odeon. They are entirely different sites. Both are located on the slopes of the Acropolis, but the Herod Atticus Odeon is more complete and still hosts performances today, while the Theatre of Dionysus lower down the slope is a ruin. Access can be gained by following a path to your right before you reach the Acropolis payment booth, or via the entrance across the road from the New Acropolis Museum. Not many tourists were there the afternoon I visited and it seems to be a bit off the beaten track for most. It's possible to walk around it and climb the seats and sit and imagine the theatre in its ancient past.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

The ancient Greeks really loved their theater based on the number of theaters and their ruins. You can get an aerial view of this theater from atop the Acropolis.

Date of experience: August 2019
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