The most famous Ancient Greek Theaters

The most famous Ancient Greek Theaters

The construction of the ancient theaters of Greece is impressive. Likewise, the acoustic experience is something special, because you do not need microphones and even in the last row you understand every word.

These are the most famous Ancient Theaters in Greece:

Theater of Epidaurus (Argolis)
The monument attracts a large number of Greek and foreign visitors because it is the most preserved ancient theater not only in Greece but in the world. It was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th Century B.C. The capacity of the theater is approximately 13,000 to 14,000 spectators and was divided into 2 sections: A 21-rows of seats part (for the citizens) and a 34-rows of seats part (for the priests and rulers). Some of the actors who have played in in Theater of Epidaurus: Alexis Minotis, Thanos Kotsopoulos, Anna Synodinou, Thanasis Veggos and the famous Greek soprano Maria Callas. more

Theater of Dionysus (Athens)
The Theater of Dionysus is the most known outdoor theatrical space in ancient Athens and is also known as the first theater in the world. In the beginning, its use was for festivals in honor of the god Dionysus. As of 2002, restoration work began on the ancient structure by the Greek govern-ment and the 9 million Euros program was set for completion in 2015... more

Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Athens)
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is an ancient conservatory.  It was built in 174 A.D. by the wealthy Herodes Atticus, a philosopher from an old Athenian family, in memory of his wife Rigillis... more

Theater of Delphi (Phocis)
The theater is located in the northwest corner of the sanctuary of Apollo. It was used for reli-gious rituals, music and poetry competitions, theater performances and municipal assemblies. It was built in the 4th Century B.C. Historians believe that in the beginning the theater had wooden seats but it is likely that visitors were easily soiled. The theater took its present form towards the end of the 4th Century B.C.

Theater of Dodona (Ioannina)
The Theater of Dodona is one of the largest of the ancient world. Its capacity is approximately 15,000 to 17,000 spectators. It was built in the early 3rd Century B.C.

Theater of Vergina (Imathia)
The Theater of Vergina is located in the ancient city of Aigai (Vergina). It was designed and built during the second half of the 4th Century B.C.


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