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

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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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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

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Location: Athens, Greece
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Athens Electric Bike Tour

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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 ...  Read more

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

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Acropolis of Athens Tour

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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 ...  Read more

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

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Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

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Delve into the fascinating world of Ancient Greece on a 3-hour walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens and the New Acropolis Museum. With an expert guide, ...  Read more

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

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Private Full-Day Tour: Essential Athens Highlights

From the moment you are picked up at your hotel or the easy meeting point you will experience one awe-inspiring site after another. All the amazing city sights ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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

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Combine a 1.5-hour Acropolis of Athens guided tour and a 3-hour cooking class with this Athens Super Saver. Behold the wonders of Ancient Greece as you explore ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: Acropolis of Athens tour: 90 minutes; Greek cooking class: 3 hours

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Private Full Day Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Kifissia District

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Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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

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