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Theater of Dionysus, Athens

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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See what is thought to have been the birthplace of theatrical representations in Athens at Theater of Dionysus. Situated on the south slope of Athens' Acropolis, the oft-overlooked site dates back to the 4th century BCE. Although smaller and less restored than many of the city's ancient attractions, the open-air theatre has great historical significance. Wander through the remains of this mighty complex, which would have once seated an audience of 17,000, and imagine the spectacles that took place here. It's a good idea to bring some water and sun protection with you. Use our Athens trip generator to add Theater of Dionysus and other attractions to your Athens vacation plans.
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  • Located at the south entrance of the Acropolis, is the best entrance to this complex because stumbles upon the ruins of the largest theatre of Ancient Greece. Built in the 6th century b.c., is dedicated to the father of the theatre, Dionysius. Very exciting!
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  • If access to the Acropolis by the Acropolis station, it is the first sanctuary that we meet before starting the climb to other monuments. Rather well preserved, it is adorned by a beautiful statue of Dionysus. We like to dream to the representations given several centuries ago.
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  • It is quite incredible to walk around somewhere that has seen so much history. Either looking down on it from the Acropolis or looking up at the Acropolis from the Theatre there are amazing views. Som...  read more »
  • Really awesome entryway to the amphitheater. From here you get a great or review of the old historical City or as referred to as the Plaka. It's a little bit of a journey uphill to get here so I would plan on bringing water and a light snack. There's plenty of places to dispose of your trash properly. Also there's a guided tours. When you are leaving be sure to have some extra money in your pocket and hit the gift shop or the vendors and try some authentic Street Food.
  • A wonderful stop on our way to see the Acropolis. Free entry for students was a huge bonus! The line wasn't long at all. Definitely a "wow" experience, a must-see when in Athens!
  • Quite a nice old theater with good views of the city and a bit more information about how people would have used the place than the acropolis. Wasn't nearly as busy as the acropolis but was included in the 20 euro ticket. I could be wrong but I think you can buy the ticket for the acropolis here and avoid the lineup at the main entrance!
  • Well, compared to the Odeon of Herodes it is badly preserved. But at least it is open to the public and it is a good feeling to sit there.
  • A nice amphitheater to check out. The site is quite complete, grassy, and you get a pretty good view of the city from there. You can also climb up to the slopes right there and see the whole theatre in one go.
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