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Herod Atticus Odeon
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Owner description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Very cool”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is an ancient amphitheater that has been restored and now showcases plays and concerts you can purchase tickets to. For the best picture of this theater you need to hike to the top of the Acropolis and look down over the side - amazing. The Theater of Dionysis is on the southern slope and is not the same - you can actually walk into that and sit in the stands. TIP – if you purchase the Athens historical site combo ticket for the Acropolis that cost is 12€ too, but you also receive entrance to the Roman Agora, Ancient Agora (and museum), Theater of Dionysus (south slope), Kerameikos (ancient cemetery with a museum) and Hadrian’s Library. Each of these sites costs you 2€ more without it so don’t just pay to the see the Acropolis when you can get all these sites for the same cost!

Visited July 2014
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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“A wonderful place to be (in a concert, if you can...)”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

I went to see, in June 2014, a jazz concert there. It was a very unique experience. Yes, you will have to climb to your seat ( But the have a special places for wheelchairs). Yes, we had some rain and they had to have a break, so the can cover the instruments with big plastic covers. But the whole event was something I will never forget (and a ticket in the best location cost me only 40 euros...)

Visited June 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Amazing Experience - theatre in ancient Greece”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

After our visit to the Acropolis in the morning, we bought tickets for a Gogol play "the Marriage" - just to experience how a show in this amphitheater would have been centuries ago.

Had an exhilarating evening watching the play, a comedy tho in Greek. Missed Nana Mouskari who was to play a few days on !!!

Visited July 2014
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Alta Loma, California
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“Awesome Ancient Amphitheater”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a great looking amphitheater that still has concerts there. We went to see the Greek National Opera "Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart" it was great! Vey well organized , great seats!!

Visited June 2014
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“Great ancient amphitheater, restoration is looking good.”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great amphitheater. Restoration is looking good. Skip this one at the start of the day and visit it after the others. Here is why. If you can, be at the Acropolis when it opens at 8 am. Head straight to the Parthenon to avoid the "boat people"... the mass of humanity from the Cruise ships that start arriving after 9 am daily. From the Parthenon, work your way back wards. By doing this, you will have far fewer crowds. After you are done with the sites around the Parthenon, you can explore this site and then head over to the Ancient Agora.

Also, Rick Steves has a great free audio tour of the Acropolis complex that you should check out. It is available in an app for smartphone and tablet.

Visited May 2014
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