Fodor's Expert Review Roman Theatre
Dating back to the Hellenistic period in the 3rd century BC, the original site was destroyed and rebuilt in Roman times. Holding 7,000 people in its heyday, today only the first seven rows have been restored and it plays host to cultural events from time to time.
Discovered in 1735 by the wandering Jesuit monk Nicholas Sarrabat, excavations began in 1816 and famously unearthed the Venus de Milo in what is thought to have been the gymnasium. A small plaque commemorates the site of the find, and there is a plaster copy of the statue in the archaeological museum.