Dionysus Theatre

Dionysus Theatre 400
Dionysus Theatre
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Now that you have plans to go to Greece with your family, there are several places to go to once you reach the place. Greece is known for their artifacts, ruins, and beaches and of course, their food but there seems to be one thing you need to include in your checklist. That is the Theatre of Dionysus. You may have heard about this when you had your Greek history class years back but did you know it is one of the visitor destinations in Greece?

Of course you vaguely can remember that this place is the world’s first Theatre since it was erected in the 6th Century. What you need to know is that the Dionysus Theatre is considered as the father or mother of ancient drama. Greek drama is different from the Roman kind since the latter was held in a semi-circle form of orchestra like in theaters now. The Greeks on the other hand was just an oval to a semi oval piece of space where no levels or seats are placed. It’s like one big bonfire where everyone gets to dance and sing with each other.

Another reason why visitors seem to head to the Dionysus Theatre is because they would want to breathe the same air that Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes when they did their world-renowned performances. One thing you would appreciate when you go here is that there are some destinations that seem to be overflowing with visitors that you can’t even have a single spot for yourself. In these grounds, you will have that spot just for you as long as you visit it when the sun is high. The lower it goes, the more visitors come.

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3 thoughts on “Dionysus Theatre

  1. Jatanna

    The reason no one visits when the sun is high is because it is extremely hot. I have yet to go to a Greek ruin that was easy to reach. Making your way to the site in the middle of the day can be challenging. I do not suggest this for seniors or children. The best time to visit is early in the morning, try to see the site and leave in time for the mid-day nap.

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