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Herod Atticus Odeon
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Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and...
Ranked #16 of 341 things to do in Athens
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Owner description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
Reviewed May 28, 2013

A very impressive and beautifl theatre! I spent some time taking pictures of the theatre from the bottom up and top down. It's architecture is simply amazing. If the sun wasn't so hot, I could stand there for hours just admiring it! I can't help to imagine what it was like in past when people gathered together to watch performances! Amazing!

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

I never knew this space existed until the tour guide pointed it out and for it to be as close to the top of the Acropolis as it is makes it a monumental achievement.

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped amphitheater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive, cedar of Lebanon timber. It was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Must be one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the ancient world albeit heavily restored to allow it to be used again safely. It's great to see it being used for what it was intended and would love to attend a concert there.

Thank Ankhman
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

As with all the other sites well worth the visit. Visited as part of the 6 sites ticket for 12 Euros watch the timings as many shut at 3pm

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

i have visited it many times for watching plays. The atmosphere is just magical especially in the sun set! It is amazing to think that this monument has lasted so many years so that we are still able to use it.

Thank NTOROTEA
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