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Odeon of Herodes Atticus

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  • Day2

    Odeon des Herodes Atticus

    June 14, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Das Odeon ist ein 2.000 Jahre altes Freilichttheater. Im Sommer wird es für Konzerte, Ballett, die Oper und Schauspiel genutzt.
    Es hat 32 steinerne Sitzreihen auf denen 5.000 Zuschauer Platz finden.
    Das Odeon wurde im Jahr 161 von Herodes Atticus gestiftet, daher kommt auch der Name.
    Wir konnten es nicht betreten, sondern nur von oben her überblicken.Read more

  • Day8

    Acropolis

    March 17, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Had breakfast with some buddies this morning from the Group. Had said goodbye last night, but they were down for breakfast, so got a chance to day goodbye again! Had the usual incredible buffet and then caught a taxi to the Acropolis because it was quick. Cabbie ripped us off by charging 8 Euros rather than what should have been about 5, but he was much bigger than me, so....

    Spent maybe 90 minutes listening to Rick Steve tour us around the Acropolis and then descended towards the Agora, the ancient marketplace at the foot of the Acropolis.
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  • Day586

    Day 587: The Acropolis

    September 24, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    The Acropolis is a world heritage site. Of course it is! Though it actually only got added in the late 1980s, fairly late for what's generally considered a wonder of the world! Since it isn't a huge site, we decided to head there in the afternoon instead; apparently it's most crowded in the morning since tour groups generally head there first and somewhere else afterwards.

    So we stayed in and did various work bits until around 2pm when we wandered over; only a 10 minute walk which was nice! Was great to see the famous buildings up close, particularly the Parthenon since you've seen it so many times before. I'd never quite realised that the Acropolis was actually a walled citadel, it sits up above the city and served as a large castle. It's current state is actually unusual as well - historically it was filled up with buildings from later eras, and the Classical Greek-era only look is quite modern - from the 20th century really.

    Anyway we finished up the video, had a good look at the city from the Balcony nearby, then headed back home. Just snacks for dinner this time as we'd had a late lunch!
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  • Day21

    Athens, Greece, day 3, part 2

    August 5, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    After our visit to the Acropolis, we headed down to meet the tour group and headed to (another) museum. Three museums in three days. I'm happy, but Robin was a bit over them. This museum and Delphi were specific to the area, but the National Archaeological Museum covered all of Greece.

    Instead of going back to our hotel in the bus we decided to walk back through the Plaka District. It's a cobblestoned village-like area with local crafts, stores, tavernas. Very pretty.

    We chilled out at the pool for a few hours and headed back to Plaka for dinner at a traditional Greek restaurant. Super popular place and great food. We had dinner at Pamet Tsipouro.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Odeion of Herodes Atticus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Ωδείο Ηρώδου Αττικού, Odeon des Herodes Atticus

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