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Herod Atticus Odeon, Athens

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The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. The building was completed in 161 AD and then renovated in 1950.Ancient timesIt 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 theater 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. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and left in ruins by the Heruli in 267 AD.
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  • A wonderful location for a classic ballet performance. A must for anyone who wants to create an unforgettable evening in the old town of Athens
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  • Place your soul ascends to heaven, all performances blend with the environment and something shocking touches the strings of your soul.
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  • I will never forget the moment I saw this magical place. I attended a theatrical performance (tragedy), and although I am not happy with the performances of the actors, to retool the venue, the acoustics, felt AWE.
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  • This beautiful ancient theatre is an amazing venue to watch a theatre or dance performance or even music. The location is everything. Look up to see the Parthenon and the temple of Apteros Niki. The deep amphitheatre has heavily reconstructed marble seating, which isn't super comfortable even with the cushions provided. Only a very limited number of rows offer back support and the upper section is come as you go unnumbered seating, so arrive early in comfortable shoes. The acoustics are amazing and audiences enthusiastic, so it caan be very special indeed.
  • one of the most beautiful ancient theaters in Greece. Fantastic atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit to see/hear a play /concert.
  • I know it’s technically Roman (or Eastern Roman) but I would consider this a must see. We were able to catch a rehearsal for opera, try around 7-8 PM when we did, the acoustics are incredible and much remains or was restored from the original Odeon. We went by to see it twice already in one day
  • If you get an opportunity to see a performance while visiting Athens, it’s an amazing experience to visit the theatre! We thought it was amazing and would loved to have seen another performance.
  • A large and well restored theatre that is still used for shows. One of the better amphitheaters in Greece but probably not appreciated being in the “shadow” of the famous Parthenon.
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