Visit Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Athens, Greece

The list cannot be complete with including a theater from antiquity. Ancient Greeks incorporated many aspects of their lives into theater, making it a hugely significant art form. The Odeon still sits in the slope of the Acropolis of Athens as it has done since 161 AD. Herodes Atticus originally built the stone amphitheater as a memorium for the death of his young wife, but it’s wooden roof was destroyed in 267. It is now used for plays, musical events, and the Athens Festival.

Why is it bucket list worthy?

Who doesn’t like a good love story? When his wife Aspasia Annia Regilla died, Herodes is reported to have painted every wall in his house black for a year in mourning.

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