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  • Address: Athens, Greece 105 55
  • Admission: €2

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus Tours

Herodes Atticus was an aristocratic and wealthy Greek who funded several great building projects in ancient Athens, including the Odeum (also Odeon or Herodeion), which he commissioned in 161 BC in memory of his wife. Found at the bottom of the southern slopes of the Acropolis, it was a concert hall with 32 rows of seating around a semi-circular, tiled stage and covered with a wooden ceiling to aid acoustics. Able to accommodate an audience of 5,000, the Odeum’s three-story exterior was adorned with four vast arches and decorated with statues of the muses. 

Destroyed in 267 AD by Germanic invaders, the Odeum was neglected until the 1950s, when refurbishment saw the seating and stage restored. It is today a popular open-air venue thanks to its spectacular setting underneath the Acropolis and the venue for many magical summertime open-air concerts and staging of classical plays as well as the Athens & Epidarus Festival from June through August.

Practical Info

Dionysiou Areopagitou. Concert opening times and prices vary according to event, otherwise open daily Apr–Oct 8am–8pm; daily Nov–Mar 8am–3pm. Admission (also to the Theater of Dionysus) is €2 or included in an Acropolis ticket. Take the metro to Monastiraki or Acropoli.

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Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour, Athens, null
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Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour

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Tour in the heart of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Greek parliament, Panathenaic Stadium and many more with your 4-hour private taxi and ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.77
The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum Small Group Walking Tour, Athens, Historical & ... 
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The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum Small Group Walking Tour

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The perfect combination tour for history buffs, including a visit to the Acropolis and all its famous monuments, as well as to the fascinating Ancient Agora ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 27 minutes (approx.)

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Acropolis, Athens City Tour, The Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum, Athens, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Acropolis, Athens City Tour, The Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum

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The perfect combination tour including an Athens City tour, a visit to the Acropolis & all its famous monuments, as well as to the fascinating Ancient ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings, Athens, Cultural Tours
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Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings

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Enjoy a  tour of Acropolis monuments. Your licensed tour guide will meet you in central location and you will start tour the landmark of Greek capital. After ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Athens Private Small Group Full Day, Athens, Walking Tours
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Athens Private Small Group Full Day

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Explore 4,000 years of Greek civilization on this private 8-hour small-group tour of Athens. Visit top Athens attractions including the Odeon of Herodes ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Acropolis of Athens Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Acropolis of Athens Tour

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Behold the wonders of Ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens. With an expert guide, discover one of the world’s ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour, Athens, Archaeology Tours
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Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

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Delve into the fascinating world of Ancient Greece on a 3-hour walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens and the New Acropolis Museum. With an expert guide, ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Athens Electric Bike Tour, Athens, Archaeology Tours
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Athens Electric Bike Tour

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Tick off Athens’ most famous sights on this 2.5 to 3-hour electric bike tour. With a local leading the way and your electric motor doing the hard work for you, ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs

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Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner, Athens, Bike & ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

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Behold the beginnings of Western civilization with an experienced archaeologist on a 4-hour private walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour, Athens, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

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This walking tour offers you the opportunity to explore the Acropolis Monuments in the afternoon. Whether you are arriving into Athens in the afternoon or ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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