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Ancient theaters are the places where Greek tragedies are taking place since the 4th century BC. Most of them are now preserved as monuments because of their remarkable architecture. Some ancient theaters still host theatrical performances, as The Ancient theatre of Epidaurus in Argolis.


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Delphi Theater

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Ancient Theater

Theater of Delphi is at the northwest side of Apollonas temple. The theater has 35 rows of the theater, seating almost 5000 people, though the lower seats were constructed in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Eretria Theater

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Theater of Eretria, one of the oldest Greek theatres, is located inside the West Gate, in the north-west of the city and near the Temple of Dionysos. It was built between 400-500 BC and it has an estimated capacity of 3600.

Dionysus Theater

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The theater of Dionysus Eleuthereus is an open theater and one of the oldest in Athens. The structure dates back to the 4th century BC but had many other later renovations since then.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus, known as Herodeon, was built in 161 AC and had a capacity of 5.000 people.

Ancient Theater of Larissa

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The ancient theater of Larissa was constructed inside the ancient city`s center at the end of the 3rd century BC. During the first centuries, the theatre had a dual use: apart from theatrical performances, it also hosted the assemblies of the senior regional authority, the so-called Koinon of the Thessalians.

Demetrias Theater at Nees Pagasses

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The theatre of ancient Demetrias is situated within the walls of ancient Demetrias, near the village of Nees Pagasses in Volos Municipality.It was built when the ancient city was founded, near the Palace of the Macedonian Kings.

Dion Theater

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The ancient theater rests to the south of Dion, out of the city, near the sanctuary dedicated to Demetra. It was built during the Hellenistic era.

Ancient Theater of Epidaurus at Epidauros

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The Theater of Epidaurus was built in 340 BC. It is situated in the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios, a half-hour away from Nafplio.

Isthmia Theater

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The theater of Isthmia was constructed in 390 BC and is a Greek and Roman theater. In this area there is the temple of Poseidon.

Messene  Theater

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Ancient Theater

Theater of Messene is an exceptional building and an excellent example of the theaters and amphitheaters of the Roman period. It was built about 3rd to 2nd century B.

Delos Theater

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Less than 1 km from Delos town is the ancient theater of Delos. It was started in 314 BC and finished 70 years later.

Milos Theater

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Less than 1 km from Plaka is the ancient theater of Milos. It was built in third century BC.

Rhodes Theater

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The theater of Rhodes is located into the ancient Acropole, next to the ancient stadium of Rhodes. It is one of the most important archaeological monuments of Rhodes.

Thasos Theater

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It was built at the beginning of the third century BC. The proscenio was dedicated by the Thassian Lysistratos to Dionysus.

Roman Odeon of Kos

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It was built around 3rd and 4th century BC. It isIt is situated next to Gymnasium and Roman baths, creating an ideal place for a visit, as it concentrates many important places to one point.

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