Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Hollowed out of the rocky southern face of the Acropolis hill, this 4,500-seat Roman arena is one of the world’s oldest and finest open-air theatres. Completed in 161 AD, it has hosted everyone from Frank Sinatra to Sting and Maria Callas.   

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Accessibility for wheelchair users:

● Be careful when ascending towards the entrance of the theatre. It is an upward road, with slippery stone paving which has been deemed to be“dangerous, slippery and necessitating an escort” by wheelchair users.

● The path is not illuminated at night.

● The theatre is only open for shows or concerts; at all other times,, you can only gain entrance as far as the forecourt.

● There are wheelchair seats inside the theatre, which are among the best of the site.

● The accessible entrance is the first you meet on the left.

● Adapted WC available.

● There is a payphone at the entrance, also suitable for wheelchair users.

Stone paving to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus