Herod Atticus Odeon

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Afar Magazine

An ancient showplace for a modern play. Full review →



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

To enter you must hold a ticket to one of the summer performances

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 →

The Odeion is open only for performances. If you do this, bring a cushion

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 →


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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