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Theater of Dionysus

  • Dionyssiou Areopagitou Map It
  • Acropolis
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 03/09/2017

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It was on this spot in the 6th century BC that the Dionysia festivals took place; a century later, dramas such as Sophocles's Oedipus Rex and Euripides's Medea were performed for the entire population of the city. Visible are foundations of a stage dating from about 330 BC, when it was built for 15,000 spectators as well as the assemblies formerly held on Pnyx. In the middle of the orchestra stood the altar to Dionysus; a fantastic throne in the center was reserved for the priest of Dionysus. On the hillside above the theater stand two columns, vestiges of the little temple erected in the 4th century BC by Thrasyllus the Choragus.

Sight Information

Address:

Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens, Attica, 11742, Greece

Map It

Phone:

210-322–4625

Sight Details:

  • €20 Acropolis and Theater of Dionysus; €30 joint ticket for all Unification of Archaeological Sites

Published 03/09/2017

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