Odeon of Herodes Atticus

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About Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Nestled at the foot of the Acropolis, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a bridge between the worlds of ancient Greece and modern performance. This stunning open-air theater, built by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, has resonated with music, poetry, and drama since 161 AD. Today, it continues to captivate audiences from around the globe, hosting performances that range from classical Greek tragedies to international music concerts. Sitting in the Odeon, under the starry Athenian sky, one can't help but feel part of a timeless audience, applauding through the ages.

Best time/season to visit:
The Odeon's magic is most palpable during the Athens Festival in the summer months when the ancient stones come alive with the sounds of world-class performances.