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Theater of Dionysus, Athens

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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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  • It's a charming theatre on the slopes if the Acropolis, It's one of the two theaters there, the bigger one, but due to the greater costs, it's not renovated. However, you can have a sit there and enjo...  more »
  • The theatre is located at the foot of the acropolis. Used to get an idea of how it was in antiquity. It is not required to pay extra to see. The entrance to the acropolis already includes the theatre. It seems to me that it this lattice (I mean that it can not be entered to sit in the) only can be seen on the outside, which is optimal for their conservation
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  • The remains of the ancient theatre. From marble, circular theater, it is understood. I think no need for theater kept good order is also the difference between the high and low from the temple area, but not to go down.
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  • Accessible while visiting the Acropolis (southern slope). Unimpressive when seen from close range (it's damaged pretty good), but still has interesting details worthing an attentive observation. When seen from above, preferably from the Acropolis, it gets a different aura, fitting perfectly in the landscape. If you'd like, you can walk around the seats area.
  • 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.
  • Absolutely incredible, I wish I would have been here for a show though.
  • After Epidaurus the most beautifully preserved amphitheater. Best to visit with a group of friend in the off season so you can also check out the acoustics.
  • Awesome amphitheater where most of the classical play of Euripide and Sophocles were played. The original was much bigger but it is impressive as is.