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Theatre of Dionysus, Athens

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See what is thought to have been the birthplace of theatrical representations in Athens at Theatre 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 Theatre of Dionysus and other attractions to your Athens vacation plans.
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  • Must be on your visit list. Close to Acropolis this place has an incredible acoustics. We were told that this is the bird place of theater.  more »
  • I suppose most people like the fully restored Odeon of Herodes Atticus a little bit further away. But for me, this is more authentic. It's not got all new marble seats, it has the original limestone s...  more »
  • A total architectural marvel, this place has some amazing acoustics that were built eons ago. The great place to see if you are interested in history and architecture.  more »
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  • Stone theater built at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens. Originally built in the fifth century BC, it had been altered and refurbished through the Roman period. Definitely worth walking inside the theater and checking out the marble floor and reliefs.
  • A bit small. There are some really nice details you can spot along the benches and there is a relief on the side which is visible from the stands. It can get crowded so make sure to get there early.
  • Make sure you walk into it. do not just just walk by it. you do not the carvings as you walk by as they are on the other side. See pictures
  • It is one of the places that you must visit when you come to Athens for the first time. Nice view and a lot if history that comes with the place.
  • Great place visible from the Acropolis and also accessible from there. Looks better from high up.