Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Odeon of Herodes Atticus is an outdoor theater and home performances, music festivals and the main venue of the Athens Festival.

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Located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens lies the Odeon of Herodes Atticus – an outdoor theater that was built in 161 AD and restored in 1950. This venue is home to Greek and international performances, music festivals and the primary site of the Athens Festival. Surprisingly, the theater seems small but holds an impressive 5,000 people.

Initially, this venue had a wood roof, but it was destroyed, and the theater was left in ruins in 267 AD. Honestly, the views overlooking Athens make for a fantastic place to take in a show!

Odeon of Herodes Atticus through the viewfinder