The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, commonly known as the Herodeon, is an ancient amphitheater located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. Built in the 2nd century CE by Herodes Atticus, a wealthy Roman aristocrat, the amphitheater was dedicated to his late wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla.

The Herodeon is a marvel of ancient architecture, known for its impressive semicircular design and excellent acoustics. It could seat around 5,000 spectators and was primarily used for musical performances, poetry recitals, and dramatic plays.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The amphitheater suffered damage over the centuries, including destruction during the invasion of the Heruli in 267 CE. However, it was later restored in the 20th century and is still used today for various cultural events and festivals, including performances by world-renowned musicians and artists during the Athens Festival held each summer.

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Visitors to the Herodeon can appreciate its historic charm and cultural significance, often attending concerts or performances to experience the allure of this ancient venue against the backdrop of the illuminated Acropolis.

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