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  • Address: Attiki
  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 5pm (until 7pm in Summer)
  • Admission: Acropolis admission: € 12

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Dionysus Theater

The Theatre of Dionysus is an impressive ruin on the southern slope of the Acropolis in Athens. You can climb up and sit in the semi-circle of marble seats ringed around the stage area. In its heyday, around the 4th century BC, the theatre could seat 17,000 people. You can still see names of the important people inscribed on the throne like seats in the front row (although this area is roped-off to conserve it). It was in this theatre that the plays of Sophocles, Euripedes, Aeschylus and Aristofanes were performed.

Dionysus was the Greek god of wine, agriculture and theatre, known to the Romans as Bacchus, hence the word Bacchanalia. The theatre is in the area of the Sanctuary of Dionysus, which also housed temples to the god. Excavations in the late 1800s rediscovered this important site and the Greek Government has recently announced its intention to restore the theatre.

Practical Info

The Theatre of Dionysus is located on the southern slope of the Acropolis, right beside the entrance to the Acropolis itself. The closest metro station is Akropoli.

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Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

See the best of Athens and its surrounding highlights on this sightseeing super saver that combines two best-selling tours at a saving of 10%! Begin with a ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Behold the beginnings of Western civilization with an experienced archaeologist on a 4-hour walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Unparalleled ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Athens Electric Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Tick off Athens’ most famous sights on this 3-hour electric bike tour. With an expert guide leading the way and your electric motor doing the hard work for ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.10

Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

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Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Acropolis of Athens Tour

Behold the wonders of Ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens. With an expert guide, discover one of the world’s ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.00

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour plus Athens Small-Group Food Tour

Combine a 3-hour Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum tour and a 3-hour food tour with this Athens Super Saver. With an expert guide, discover the ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum tour: 3 hours; small-group food tour: 3 hours

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Athens Super Saver: Acropolis of Athens Tour plus Athens Small-Group Food Tour

Discover the UNESCO-listed sights of the Acropolis of Athens and snack your way around the city on a food tour with this Athens Super Saver, which combines two ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: Acropolis of Athens tour: 90 minutes; small-group food tour: 3 hours

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Athens Super Saver: Acropolis of Athens Tour plus Greek Cooking Class in an Athens Tavern

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