Theatre of Dionysos

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Dionysiou Aeropagitou, Athens, Greece

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The very first theatre in the world ! Jan 02, 2012
History :

The Theatre of Dionysos was the very first theatre in the world. It also was the place were works of the famous classic drama writers were performed.

Where as the Acropolis was the spiritual center, the south slope of the Acropolis has been the intellectual center of Athens since the 6th century BC. When Peisistratos brought the worship of Dionysos to Athens, a sanctuary of Dionysos Eleutherios was built. The small temple contained the wooden statue of the god. In the 4th century BC a gallery was built as well as a new temple holding the golden and ivory statue of Dionysos.

North of the sanctuary, Peisistratos had a circular space constructed for dances to the honor of Dionysos. That space was later used to build the Theatre of Dionysos, originally made of wood but a century later replaced by seats of stone and a permanent stage was added. The theatre was destroyed and rebuilt twice, once in 86 BC by Sulla and again in 267 AD by the Herulae.

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What around : Theiseio & Arxaia Agora , Kerameikos, Acropoilis Museum , Plaka , Monastiraki .

How to go : Just a breath away from Acropolis , Opposite Acropolis new Museum .

Tips :

Opening hours and tickets :

Summer (01/04-31/10) , 08:00-19:30 daily Mon 11:00-19:30

Winter (01/11-31/03) , 08:00-15:00 daily

Normal 2 Euro , Reduced 2 Euro . Free entrance every Sunday in winter Period !

The photos are a mix from 2009 - 2011 !

P.s. I make the review like a small guide ! I know is more better and easier to read ! If you ask me what I like ? I like all of them and love to be a tourist in my city :)

I am not Historical or a Guide , just explore my city :) . Extra information contact with me :).

Thanks for reading !
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Johnpro says:
Thank you Gents for the comments :)

@Bojasem , It's really ancient theater but out of order now , some other ancient theaters working as Epidaurus Theater !
@Armand , Thank you my friend :) Just a breath away from Acropolis , and just 100m away from New Acropolis Museum :)
Posted on: Feb 13, 2012
Caliber-A says:
lile it !!! what a nice structure at the foot of acropolis.
Posted on: Feb 13, 2012
Bojasem says:
i like Theatre and i wish visit Theatre of Dionysos

i think it great chance to know greek drama
Posted on: Feb 13, 2012
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