This Roman theater, built on the Acropolis hill between 160 and 174 AD, is the outcome of Herod Atticus’s exquisite expression of ultimate love towards his deceased wife.
Many concerts and plays were staged in this magnificent theater until it was devastated and eventually abandoned during the Heruli invasion in AD 267.
Several renovations were carried out in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the theater has seen a number of different performances since then.
But it wasn’t until the repairs between 1950 and 1955 that it regained its luster.
The theater has hosted a wide range of musicians, including Pavarotti, Sting, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, and Maria Callas, to name a few.
Several original walls and windows can still be admired today.
Since the last revamping, the Athens and Epidaurus festival use this place for its major events.
If you have the opportunity to see a show in this historic theater, you should take advantage of it.
I was fortunate to see a play in front of 5000 people, and it was simply fantastic.