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  • Address: Attiki, Athens, Greece
  • 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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Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum, Athens, null
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Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Take a private tour of the ancient city of Athens with a personal guide. You will visit the Acropolis, icon of Athens perched on its plateau, and walk to ...  Read more

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

From USD $102.84
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 193 Reviews

History & Myth meet in Athens! Discover the greatest landmarks of Athens & their surrounding myths! Enjoy a unique mythological tour, suitable for all ...  Read more

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

From USD $60.56
Athens Private Small Group Full Day, Athens, Walking Tours
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Athens Private Small Group Full Day

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Explore 4,000 years of Greek civilization on this private 8-hour small-group tour of Athens. Visit top Athens attractions including the Odeon of Herodes ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.99
Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Tour in the heart of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Greek parliament, Panathenaic Stadium and many more with your 4-hour private taxi and ...  Read more

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

From USD $51.42
Skip the Line: Acropolis Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum Small Group Tour, Athens, Historical & ... 
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Skip the Line: Acropolis Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

The perfect combination tour for history buffs, including a visit to the Acropolis and all its famous monuments, as well as to the fascinating Ancient Agora ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.99
Acropolis and City tour and the Ancient Agora and the Attalos Museum, Athens, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Acropolis and City tour and the Ancient Agora and the Attalos Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

The perfect combination tour including an Athens City tour, a visit to the Acropolis & all its famous monuments, as well as to the fascinating Ancient ...  Read more

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

From USD $61.70
Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings, Athens, Cultural Tours
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Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Enjoy a private tour of Acropolis monuments. Your licensed tour guide will meet you in central location and you will start tour the landmark of Greek capital. ...  Read more

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

From USD $125.69
Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch, Athens, Walking Tours
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 96 Reviews

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, you'll see with this full day trip all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens. Offering a perfect overview of the ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.40
Acropolis of Athens Tour, Athens, Full-day Tours
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Acropolis of Athens Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 471 Reviews

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.)

From USD $33.14
Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner, Athens, Archaeology ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 367 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.)

From USD $194.25

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