Theatre Of Dionysus, Athens
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Theatre Of Dionysus, Athens - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Temple of Dyonysus, Acropolis, Athens, Greece
Ticket Price: 12 EUR
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Theatre, Architecture
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The Theatre of Dionysus may be a ruin but what a gorgeous ruin that is. The place in its hay days could accommodate a whopping 17000 residents of old Grecia. One of the oldest ones that have seen the light of day, the theatre was said to be the most prestigious in ancient times. Greece has been known as the motherland of drama as an art form. The Dionysus theatre was built at the time when 'drama' or 'theatre' was taking its nascent shape.
It was built in a natural hollow and still retains the main stage and parts of the steps leading up to it. It was built in honor of Dionysus and the performances that took place there were also dedicated to him. The Greek God of Wine and Madness, finds a lovely homage through the sculptures that depict his life, many of which still adorn the place. It is certainly worth the visit due to these carvings while at the Acropolis.
Theatre Of Dionysus Ticket Prices
- You can take a combined ticket for all the archeologically important sights and it will prove to be a much cheaper option.
How To reach Theatre Of Dionysus by Public Transport
- Acropolis Station: Metro
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I wish I could experience a performance here, it's just spectacular to think how this was built and how they made their own technology (in a sense).
A fascinating place to visit and sit on the seats and wonder what dramas have been seen and who was in the audience at this ancient theatre.
This is where theatre was invented - sort of. Dates back to the 6th century and was where some of the original theatrical productions were performed.
I can imagine it was very cool during those early days
Stone theater built at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens. Originally built in the fifth century BC, it had been altered and refurbished through the Roman period. Definitely worth walking inside the theater and checking out the marble floor and reliefs.
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