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Herod Atticus Odeon
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Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings
Ranked #13 of 349 things to do in Athens
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Owner description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2013

beautiful venue, just as everyone here recommended , try to attend a concert or a play at the theater, doesn't matter that it may be in Greek, it is just the experience itself of being surrounded by all the history.

Visited September 2012
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

You have definitely to experience that.
Try to attend a show, a concert, an opera or a ballet here. Unforgettable, under a starry sky and beneath the Parthenon and the Acropolis !
This venue locates here for more than 2.000 years, used to be the main venue for the Athens Festival. In its glorious past it was a must and a dream for every single star and artist to perform here. From Maria Callas and Herbert von Karajan to Placido Domingo and Margot Fonteyn with Rudolf Nuryeyef. And form Frank Sinatra to Elton John and to Diana Ross, to mention but a few.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank DINOS T
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A stunning theatre”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Those marble seats are amazing. To think that plays have been performed here for more than 1,000 years & that it is still used as a theatre for the people of Athens. I find that very moving.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank Janet S
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Kalamata, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Very impressive!”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Under the Acropolis this odeon is really magically situated! It is very easy to find and if you are lucky and get evening tickets to a consert you will never ever forget the experiance! It's a must do when in Athens! Beautiful, interesting history and easy to find! Just dreamy!

Visited September 2012
2 Thank Vicky C
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North Charleston, South Carolina
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“The history of this theater is what makes it so interesting”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Built so long ago, but still in use today! We only had a chance to look inside, but it is a marvelous structure. It can seat up to 5,000 people and hosts several events each year.

What I found even more interesting is the history behind this theater. Short version: Herodes Atticus was accused of conspiracy in the murder of his wife and unborn child by having one of his slaves beat her. To calm the public perception and likely prosecution, he built this theater in her name to honor and mourn her. Was he genuine in his innocence and sorrow? Or was he merely trying to dodge a big bullet?! No one may ever know! At least take a peek inside as you're walking by.

Visited November 2012
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