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Theatre of Dionysus, Athens

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Open Hours: Apr-Oct: M 11a-7:30p, Tu-Su 8a-7:30p; Nov-Mar: Daily 8:30a-5p
South of the Acropolis stands the world's oldest theater. Theatre of Dionysus was constructed in the 6th Century BCE and rebuilt in the 4th Century BCE. All the works of the great ancient dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes were first performed at this location during the 5th Century BCE. Walking uphill towards the Acropolis, you will come across the Eumenes Arcade (constructed in the 2nd Century BCE) and the Asklepios Temple. Further to the west is the Odeon of Herod Atticus , a Roman theater still used for concerts and performances.