Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Greece
A Theatre of Culture
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Best time to visit
Mar - May, Sep - Nov
- Ideal for friends
About Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens
Built at the base of the Acropolis, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a hub of theatre experience in Athens. The fully restored site has a sitting capacity of 5000 people and has been hosting theatrical performances, musical concerts, orchestra performances and even operas. The open-air theatre has captivated the modern population, and the site is extensively used as a stage for live performances as it offers a unique experience of being able to sit in a theatre that used to be the location of plays and musical performances dating almost 2000 years ago.
The stone theatre is located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis and was commissioned by Herodes Atticus as a gift to the city in the 2nd century. The theatre has a semi-circular cavea made from the marble taken from Mount Hymettos and is divided into two sectors by a pathway. Although the original structure was destroyed in the Erouloi invasion in 268 A.D., the site has been restored and rebuilt and has been used in the modern times for various performances. This Odeon has seen the likes of Frank Sinatra and Nana Mouskouri play here in this theatre that has borne witness to around 19 centuries of history. The theatre is paved with black and white marble and has a diameter of 80 meters and is the main venue for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival.
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The events are held from May to early October.
Yes, the temple is located in the Ancient Agora of Athens, and there are a number of monuments nearby.
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