Herod Atticus Odeon

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Top 1% of attractions in Athens
8 / 10

6 expert reviews

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

– Fodor's

Frommer's
"Herodes Atticus, a wealthy 2nd-century-A.D. philhellene, built the Odeion -- also known as the Odeum or Irodio (Music Hall)." Full review
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The Odeion is open only for performances. If you do this, bring a cushion
Michelin Guide
1 Star
"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
Afar Magazine
"An ancient showplace for a modern play." Full review
Michelin Guide
1 Star
"Completed in 161 BC, this odeon bears the name of a rich Greek administrator of Roman origin who had it built in memory of his wife." Full review
U.S. News & World Report
9.0
"Historically, the venue hosted a variety of music festivals, but today, the locale serves as the site for many theater, music and art festivals, including the Athens & Epidaurus Festival." Full review


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