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Herod Atticus Odeon
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US$40.36*
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Athens Private Small Group Full Day
Ranked #15 of 345 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Second-century theater built into the hillside.
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is the second of the two ancient theatres located on the slopes of the Acropolis! It’s a visual feast with is steep curve of 5000 seats cascading down the hillside with awesome views of Athens as a backdrop! The photos of this magnificent theatre always impress but this building, originally completed in 161 AD, was heavily renovated in the 1950s for modern performances

Thank Nick and Angel S
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

The ancient Athenians were among the first to develop theaters for the exhibition of plays. The Odeon of Herod Atticus is still used for evening shows and concerts. You can view this attraction on your way to the Acropolis.

Thank lokisdottr
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The well preserved ancient amphitheater, at the base of the Acropolis, was built in the 2nd century by the Roman politician and philosopher Herodes Atticus in the memory of his wife Aspasia. It can accommodate more than six thousand people and it is a marvelous sight to see, especially if you can attend a performance here.

Thank Borzov
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

A part of the Acropolis complex this is one of the highlights of the whole half-a-day tour (or even a day)

It is pointless to describe it, simply because it is a must visit place if you are in Greece or a world traveller. So, just some very helpful tips, which are valid for the whole area:

- excellent stop if you are going to any of the Greek island and have to pass via Athens.
- come early before the crowds, or late to see the sunset
- buy tickets online if possible (we did not
and has to go for the waiting line)
- prepare for walking and put on comfy shoes (sneakers)
- have water with you

And just enjoy the ancient history!

Thank Maksim B
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

It's very well preserved and restored. You can walk around it during daytime. I want to come back to get in and enjoy one of the shows from Athens Festival.

Thank Beach-Dew
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