Where the plays of Sophicles, Eurides and others were performed.
A 2nd century AD, Roman work. This is still in use for modern productions.
Climb way up above the theater to see this very interesting cave filled with icons. Now under renovation.
Opened in June of 2010. I'll have more to say about this after I visit it.
There are other ruins in this area.
Between the Odion and the Theatre was the long Stoa of Eumenes and dates from 2nd cent. BCE.
Close to the Theater on the West was an Asklepieion. Dating from 418BCE on a site sacred to a water god. A large Byzantine church was built on the same site in the 5th Cent. CE.
Just to the east of the Theatre was the Odeion of Perikles. Dating from the 5th cent. BCE, it was burned in 86 BCE during the sack of Athens.
On the slope above the Theatre, near the church were the Choregic Monts. These were destroyed in 1827 by Turkish artillery.
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