Theatre Of DionysusCurrently Closed
- Address: Temple of Dyonysus, Acropolis, Athens, Greece
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2103224625
- Ticket Price: 12 EUR
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Theatre, Architecture
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.
- You can take a combined ticket for all the archeologically important sights and it will prove to be a much cheaper option.
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67.24% of people who visit Athens include Theatre Of Dionysus in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
34.72% of people start their Theatre Of Dionysus visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Theatre Of Dionysus
84.48% of people prefer walking in order to reach Theatre Of Dionysus
Certainly worth visiting since it is already included in the Acropolis ticket. If you enter from the East side, you will pass it as you climb. Well marked history tells of it's construction and use.
Well preserved ancient Greek theater. It was a peak of technology back then, and is still impressive how well sound resonates in those ancient walls. Thousands of people could watch a spectacle and even those in back rows could hear what does actors says on the scene.
So awesome to see that this Theatre is still standing in the condition it is in! Fellow theatregoers and aspiring actors, you must make this a bucket list place to see!!! Gorgeous! If you want a phenomenal bird's eye view of this place, follow the signs and you can use the guided steps and handrails the employees will show you. Beautiful and breathtaking. It is high up though, so please be careful when you observe this by yourself or with a friend or two.
This is a little more difficult to get a good handle on compared to the other sites. There wasn't as good information and it was mostly roped off. The most interesting views of this were from high up. Definitely absolutely worth a visit as it was so impressive, fascinating, and we'll preserved. Very neat.
Amazing place to visit in the Acropolis of Athens. The Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus is a major theater in Athens. It is considered to be the world's first theater built at the foot of the Acropolis of Athens. It is dedicated to Dionysus, the god of plays and wine. The site has been used as a theater since the sixth century BC.