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Theater of Dionysus, Athens

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Ruin · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
See what is thought to have been the birthplace of theatrical representations in Athens at Theater of Dionysus. Situated on the south slope of Athens' Acropolis, the oft-overlooked site dates back to the 4th century BCE. Although smaller and less restored than many of the city's ancient attractions, the open-air theatre has great historical significance. Wander through the remains of this mighty complex, which would have once seated an audience of 17,000, and imagine the spectacles that took place here. It's a good idea to bring some water and sun protection with you. Use our Athens route planner to visit Theater of Dionysus on your trip to Athens, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Leaving the acropolis and strolling along the south slopes leads to this still impressive performance area. Its first incarnation originated probably in the late 6th century BC and it was the model...  more »
  • One of my preferred places in the Acropolis site due to its atmosphere. As the theater is quite destroyed you really need to give your imagination some time. Therefore just sit and enjoy, take your...  more »
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  • Wonderful monument, partially being restored. Perfect location a short walk away from the Acropolis. Would recommend going all the way up to the top of the Acropolis first, earlier than later (before 10am), then traveling to the other stops as they won't be crowded by the time you get there.
  • On the slopes of Acropolis this theatre is definitely worth a closer look. It may not be as well preserved as the Epidauros theatre,A part of ancient Acropolis, this arena gives you a perception that these people really liked theatres. Just close your eyes and imagine the life of ancient people.

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