Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Greece

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Greece

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The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife Annia Regilla, Athens, Greece. The odeon had thirty-two rows of seating and accommodated some five thousand people. It was built similar to Roman theaters, with a semi-circular orchestra paved with black and white tiles. A cedar roof was built over the theater, improving the acoustics. The roof had no support columns, at the time quite an architectural achievement. The building’s large facade had four arched stories, three of which are still partially visible. Niches contained statues of the nine muses.

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Meteora – Place to See in Greece

Meteora – Place to See in Greece

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The thing that makes Meteora so special is the monasteries on the top of the rock towers. The monasteries, the amound of peaks to climb and the paths for hiking brings in Meteora the whole year many tourists. Magnificent monasteries are perched atop 1,300 feet high sandstone pinnacles. There is a 2 euro fee to enter each of the monasteries and proper attire is required. Women must wear skirts below the knees though in some monasteries these are provided for women in shorts or slacks. Men’s arms must be covered and they must wear long pants. Monasteries are closed between one and three every day. The two closest towns to Meteora are Kalambaka and Kastraki.

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The Greek Acropolis at Night

The Greek Acropolis at Night

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The monuments of the Acropolis stand in harmony with their natural setting. It is the most significant reference point of ancient Greek culture, as well as the symbol of the city of Athens. The Acropolis is primarily dedicated to the Goddess Athena. The Acropolis is a flat topped rock which rises 150 m above sea level. You can explore Sacred Rock and see the following sights Parthenon, Old Temple of Athena, Erechtheion, Statue of Athena Promachos, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Eleusinion, Sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia, Chalkotheke, Pandroseion, Arrephorion, Altar of Athena, Sanctuary of Zeus Polieus, Sanctuary of Pandion, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Stoa of Eumenes, Sanctuary of Asclepius or Asclepieion, Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus, Odeon of Pericles, Temenos of Dionysus Eleuthereus, Aglaureion. he Parthenon is the most important and famous monument of Athens Acropolis.

Opening hours:
Summer: 08:00-19:30 daily (Mon 11:00-19:30)
Winter: 08:30-15:00 daily

Admission
Normal: 12 Eur
Reduced: 6 Eur

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