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Herod Atticus Odeon

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Acropolis Museum

Both are rated very highly by travel writers. Overall, Acropolis Museum is preferred by most writers compared to Herod Atticus Odeon. Acropolis Museum comes in at 95 with accolades from 8 reviewers including Let's Go, Travel + Leisure and Lonely Planet.

Both are rated very highly by travel writers. Overall, Acropolis Museum is preferred by most writers compared to Herod Atticus Odeon. Acropolis Museum comes in at 95 with accolades from 8 reviewers including Let's Go, Travel + Leisure and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
87
#6 in Athens
location

Odos Dionissiou Areopayitou, Athens, Greece

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    An ancient showplace for a modern play. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    Hauntingly beautiful, this ancient theater was built in AD 160 by the affluent Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Regilla. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    Herodes Atticus, a wealthy 2nd-century-A.D. philhellene, built the Odeion -- also known as the Odeum or Irodio (Music Hall). Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Excavated in 1857–58 and completely restored... performances of drama, music and dance are held here during the Athens Festival. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    Completed in 161 B.C. this odeon bears the name of a rich Greek administrator of Roman origin who had it built in memory of his wife. Full Review →

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97
#2 in Athens

Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Makrigianni District, Athens 11742, Greece

  • 8 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    One of my most wondrous experiences was a year or two ago at the Acropolis Museum, which is devoted to archaeology. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The Acropolis Museum nods to the fabled ancient hill above it but speaks... in a contemporary architectural language. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Designed by Bernard Tschumi (and Michalis Fotiadis), the 21,000-sq.-m (226,000-sq.-ft.) glass-and-concrete museum is stunning. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The imposing modernist building brings together the surviving treasures... including items formerly held in other museums or storage, as well as pieces returned from foreign museums. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    After entering this place, how will you leave it? Full Review →

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