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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.
It 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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  • Herod Atticus Odeon, is a marvelous Greek theater still being used for concerts today. One definitely needs to have good leg muscles to walk up & down the stairs, but the views from various... 
    Herod Atticus Odeon, is a marvelous Greek theater still being used for concerts today. One definitely needs to have good leg muscles to walk up & down the stairs, but the views from various...  more »
  • You will see this site as you walk to the Acropolis. I am not sure if you can enter it, I didn’t see any sign of life when I was viewing it. 
    You will see this site as you walk to the Acropolis. I am not sure if you can enter it, I didn’t see any sign of life when I was viewing it.  more »
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  • Unbelievably beautiful theater. The most complete I’ve ever seen. The backdrop of the Parthenon combined with it’s own backdrop of the stage really make for an impressive site to see. I always knew these were steep, but when you see it in person, you really get a sense of how truly steep they really are. What’s amazing is there are still concerts here from time to time. Would love to come back and check one out in the future one day.
  • Super interesting experience when a show is playing. It feels like you tare in ancient Greece, super nice. There are spectacles all the time there, info available at info point outside. Really hot in summer but worth the money and the sweat. Not the best sound for orchestras and operas and stuff but the experience is wort it

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