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The oldest theatre in Greece
The amazing Theatre of Dionysos was built to honor the god of wine, for the Festival of Great Dionysia. Back in 326BC it could seat 17,000 people on 64 tiers of seats, but today only 20 still survive. The original version of the theater was smaller, part of the temenos of “Dionysus Eleuthereus.”
The Greek authorities plan a partially restoration of the ruined Theatre of Dionysos. A $9 million program is set for completion by 2015, but with Greece’s current economy is not sure this is a feasible project.
Theatre of Dionysos
Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens
Open Hours: May-Sep: 08:00-19:30; Nov-Mar: 08:00-17:00
Price: Cost money