060 Greece - Athens - Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Archeologikos Choros Theatro Irodou Attikou (161 AD)
"Odeon of Herodes Atticus"

The theater was built on the slopes of the Acropolis in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla.

It was originally a steep-sloped theater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive, cedar of Lebanon timber. It was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and turned into a ruin by the Heruli in 267 AD.

The theater has been partially restored and is the venue for festivals, concerts, and plays.