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Herod Atticus Odeon

(Ωδείο Ηρώδου Αττικού)
Historic Site, Theater, and Performing Arts Venue
Ακρόπολη, Αθήνα
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  • Lina K.
    "Amazing open ancient theatre ; a must see in athens"(2 Tips)
    Jarrod B.
    "Walking through the amazing history of ancient Greece"(2 Tips)
    Ioannis M.
    "ancient theater from the Roman era"(2 Tips)
    Carl G.
    "Built in 161AD by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife."(2 Tips)
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  • Visit Greece
    Visit GreeceFebruary 17, 2014
    Herod Atticus built this roofed Odeon (in 161 B.C.) for music concerts in honor of his wife Regilla, after her death. Its magic and beauty, can only be understood when walking on the way to Acropolis. Read more
    Upvoted 2 hours ago
  • Themistocles
    ThemistoclesDecember 20, 2012
    a stone theatre structure located on the south slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Ioannis M.
    Ioannis MantasSeptember 29, 2015
    An ancient theater from the Roman era, very well preserved just below Acropolis. Must visit!!!!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Vangelis K.
    Vangelis KoukidisOctober 27, 2014
    A bit hard on your bottom and your back, can be very hot sometimes, but it is worth every minute of your time and every cent of your money to be here for a concert, ballet, play or whatever.
  • Eirini .
    Eirini 🐠February 15, 2016
    A place to visit for sure if you're coming in summer during Athens Art Festival! An amphitheater on the base of the Acropolis rock.
  • @StratosAthens
    @StratosAthensJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The correct name is "Odeion Herodou Attikou". Seriously. Herodium is a volcano-like hill near the city of Bethlehem where Herod the Great built a fortress and palace on the top.
    Upvoted Jul 28
  • John Z.
    John ZepposSeptember 18, 2013
    Try not to go for the exact opposite as well : getting here dressed like an ancient Greek female, in gladiator sandals, white gown and golden/silver earrings, only demonstrates stupidity and non-sense
  • Dilara Sultan
    Dilara SultanOctober 11, 2011
    This 161 A.D. theatre stand three stories high and is laid in beautiful marble and ceramic pieces. Holds classical plays from May to October, and every belly dancer should visit.
  • Nassos C.
    Nassos ConquesoSeptember 17, 2015
    You should definitely go at least once in your life! If you are a tourist try to book something that it might suit you, you won't regret it!
  • Pepe B.
    Pepe BermúdezOctober 14, 2015
    Museum and Acropolis tickets also give access to the temple of Zeus
  • Ariadni M.
    Ariadni MarkouizouOctober 20, 2016
    Perfection under the acropolis. It is amazing to watch as if u arein ancient greece
  • FHop🎒🌐✈️
    FHop🎒🌐✈️July 26, 2014
    If you travel to Athens, Greece and don't visit The Odeon of Herodes Atticus on The Acropolis. Well, you are stupid! Phenomenal.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 26, 2015
    Built in 161AD by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife. Had a capacity of 5000. Lasted just over 100 years until destroyed by the Heruli in 267AD.
  • Jarrod B.
    Jarrod BrownMay 5, 2015
    Walking through the amazing history of ancient Greece
  • OnFeature T.
    OnFeature TeamNovember 28, 2016
    Stunning open-air ancient stone theater where you can attend concerts and classical tragedies under the night sky.
  • John M.
    John MxOctober 1, 2017
    Best place to listen a live concert....... A unique atmosphere that you cannot describe here!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Suraj
    SurajSeptember 9, 2017
    Website said Oedipus (Sept 2017) had English surtitles, but it didn't. Made it unwatchable. Cushions provided, but no leaning back as peoples legs are there. Makes it impossible to leave a show early.
  • Natalia S.
    Natalia SemionidiDecember 18, 2017
    I was here for Maria Kallas evening .... its was very romantic and miserable atmosphere!
  • Andreas
    AndreasSeptember 13, 2012
    to go to the ancient theater and comment nonsense about the museum shows at least ignorance about ancient Hellas. Aristophanis is on of the best ancient comedy writer.
  • Alexandros M.
    Alexandros MessisAugust 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    You must visit this wonderful theater. If there is a performance, don't miss it !!!
  • Lina K.
    Lina KastritiAugust 19, 2017
    Amazing open ancient theatre ; a must see in athens
  • thomas j.
    thomas jacksAugust 8
    We watched a concert, excellent atmosphere! you should visit this theater!
  • John Z.
    John ZepposSeptember 18, 2013
    Be wise enough to advise your Miss not to wear heels - she'll regret it - if she is allowed in !
  • Alexandros V.
    Alexandros VlamisJune 15, 2014
    Best theatre in the world!
  • Marie M.
    Marie MpSeptember 9, 2015
    Unique place , a taste of the Greek beauty and history
  • Alex T.
    Alex TangoJuly 25, 2017
    No comments, best ancient active theatre ever . Just imagine that Socrates was sitting probably where you are .
    Upvoted Jul 26
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TopeteDecember 7, 2014
    From here you get the best view of the city
  • Vasilis K.
    Vasilis KolovosSeptember 23, 2016
    Architecture, atmosphere
  • Maria G.
    Maria GOctober 27, 2016
    Always speechless of its beauty!
  • Samanta R.
    Samanta RosaJuly 7, 2015
    Amazing place! Adam Cohen concert.
  • George F.
    George FasilisJanuary 10, 2016
    Unique greek ancient theatre..with various shows..
  • Théo K.
    Théo KoutsaftisAugust 12, 2014
    Amazing performances in a unique setting :)
  • Konstantinos
    KonstantinosOctober 5, 2014
    Just close a ticket and watch a concert... No words can describe this feeling!!
  • Korry P.
    Korry Pearl2 weeks ago
    Fabulous view. Go early.
  • JoChy ~.
    JoChy ~~July 8
    Unbelievably beautiful place
  • Vivian K.
    Vivian KalthaniMarch 18, 2015
    Watching a show here is a unique experience...
  • Spyridoula G.
    Such a majestic building...
  • burcin s.
    burcin s.a.November 25, 2017
    Excellent view
  • Akis D.
    Akis DrakisJuly 27, 2011
    Best place to watch a play In Greece !
  • kelly m.
    kelly margaritiJuly 30, 2013
    the most expensive street in the city of Athens
  • Iris
    IrisSeptember 29, 2015
    Stunning atmosphere!!
  • JD
    JDSeptember 30, 2011
    One of the great reasons to live in Greece!
  • Karla🍉👾👻 Z.
    Gorgeous experience !
  • Saud A.
    Saud AlghizziJanuary 13, 2016
    Beautiful architecture
  • Alex M.
    Alex MalamasSeptember 2, 2017
    Carmen flamengo
  • Alexandros M.
    Alexandros MessisJuly 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Its a must to be thete
  • Cumhur Y.
    Cumhur YalcinSeptember 2, 2014
    watch a show play
  • doox
    dooxJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Do not wear high heels to go to the Odeon. It hurts the monument and... Your feet
  • Kely S.
    Kely SimasOctober 7, 2016
    What incredible experience to whatch a concert in this 2.000 years old theater.. just don't miss it!
  • Chrysavgi S.
    Chrysavgi SakelSeptember 3, 2017
    Magical theatre ! You can't miss it if you're visiting Athens !
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