Odeon of Herodes Atticus

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus
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On your way to Greece, do visit the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. This is one of the visitor hotspots, so make sure you put this in your list. The reason behind this is that the Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre, which can house around 5,000 people at one time. Just imagine holding the entire population of an island in Greece in one place! This venue is where the yearly festivals in Athens are celebrated in. Since the Greeks are very fond of mythology, there is also a story behind the erection of this place.

Did you know that Herodes Atticus commissioned this amphitheater in memory of his wife? In his day, erecting something is the form of undying love for someone; so do not think that only the rich and the greedy could do that. The Odeon used to have a wooden roof but since it was built in 161 AD, that roof would have gone to ashes by now.

As visitors, you also think how you will get to the site right? Well you could take the bus since there is a limited space for parking should you rent your own car. Plus if you do get a slot, the Odeon is a little far which you have to walk so basically taking the bus would be perfect. Not only would you be not thinking about your rented car’s safety but you will get to enjoy the view on your way to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

Just like any place, visitors are often guided with house rules when they visit a certain place. In the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, children below 6 years of age are not permitted to enter. Aside form this; smoking, drinking, and eating are not allowed.

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