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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Theater of Dionysus Reviews
Often I see mixed reviews for these locations but they are different. This gem is located on the eastern slope of the Acropolis. The ancient theatre is dedicated to the God of wine and plays Dionysus.... more »
tecniche solite ateniesi ... un qualcosa che resterà sempre nella storia. il tempio di dionisio, nel belò mezzo dell'acroipoli, usato in passato, in un passato molto lontano gli artisti esponevano i l... more »Usual Athenian techniques... Something that will always remain in history. The Temple of Dionysus, in the midst of the bleated Dell'acroipoli, used in the past, in a very distant past the artists exhibited their productions. Nice photos attached. To visit it just enter the Acropolis and the path, climbing the hill, you will bump into the Greek theatre/Dionisio
This site is beautiful and views better than a camera can capture. One of the first stops in Acropolis and really gets your mind straight on where you actually are. To imagine the type of things that were discussed and planned in this place makes it all the more special.
Another amazing spot on slopes of Akropolis. Accessible either via main gate with a fee (covers entry to Akropolis itself), or if you walk a bit around you can circle your way around the hill and see it for free. It is also possible to take a seat here and relax for a bit, which is nice after long day of walking.
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