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Herodes Atticus Theater Athens. At a short distance from the theater of Dionysos was built Herodes Atticus Theater in 161 AD. The Roman consul Herodes Atticus gave orders to sculpture the theater out of the rocks of the south slope of the Acropolis, in memory of his wife. In 1955 it has been restored and now it is used for outdoor concerts and theatrical performances. It seats 5000 spectators. The annual Athens festival, which lasts all summer, includes international ballet, opera and theatre companies for this outdoor theater. Known Greek and international artists that have ever occurred here include Yorgos Dalaras, Vangelis, Jose Carreras and Ennio Moricone,

Who was Herod Atticus?
Herodes Atticus, also called Tiberius Claudius, was a rich man from Marathon who lived in Athens in the second century AD. It is said that his father "Attikos" had found a treasure he has inherited later. Herodes Atticus became famous because he was a benefactor and a great art lover. The bulk of his fortune he spent in beautification works and artistic monuments. Apart from the Herodes Atticus theater, he also built the original Panathinaikon Stadium and other famous buildings.

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Herodes Atticus Theater near Acropolis of Athens of Athens Photo 3 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The Theater of Herodes Atticus - at the other site the Filopappou-hill - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The Theater of Herodes Atticus - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The Stoa of Eumenes next to the Herodes Atticus theater - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Herodes Atticus Odeion, the Stoa of Eumenes and on the top the Parthenon - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Herodes Atticus Theater near Acropolis of Athens of Athens Photo 1 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The front of the Herodes Atticus Odeion - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Herodes Atticus Odeion(On the left), the Stoa of Eumenes(On the right) and bovenop The Parthenon - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Herodes Atticus Theater near Acropolis of Athens of Athens Photo 2 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk The Odeion of Herodes Atticus - at the other site the Filopappou-hill - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk

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Average temperature Herodes Atticus
January
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February
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April
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June
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July
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September
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October
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November
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December
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