Herodeon

Category:
Recreation
walk
10m
by taxi
10m

Herodeon, an ancient conservatory and odeon, was built during the roman times by Herod of Attica in honor of his wife. Lying in the shadow of the Acropolis, destined to be one of the most prestigious music halls of all times, shared its radiance with numerous concerts and plays for more than a century.

In times to come, its venue where once five thousand people could enjoy the blessings of the muses, remained bare and unrecognisable until the 19th century. From then on, a great restoration began. Parts were erected again, the orchestra was plated anew, new sits have been laid out in bright marbles, and now, the ancient odeon fulfills its puprose by accommodating a great number of cultural events, mostly in the summer period.