The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a theatre situated on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens in Athens, Greece. The theatre was created in the 2nd century, built out of stone on the orders of Athenian Herodes Atticus. The theatre was used for music events until it was destroyed and left for ruin in the 3rd century. Since then the theatre has been restored and renovated, most recently in 1950; it was restored to its former glory with some improvements and has since held many shows. The theatre has a capacity of 5,000 and is still today a popular unique venue for artists to perform.
The theatre is situated at the Acropolis of Athens which is situated on a rocky outcrop, so a bit of walking is required to get to the area. The metro stops at the bottom of the outcrop the Acropolis of Athens sits on, stopping at the ‘Acropoli’ stop on the M2 line. The 1, 5, 15, 040 and 230 buses also stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
You can visit the theatre daily, the Acropolis of Athens is open from 8 am to 8 pm although times vary depending on the time of the year. Entrance to the Acropolis of Athens where the theatre is situated will set you back 20 euros.