Odeon of Herodes Atticus

odeon of herodes atticus at the acropolis in athens

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone amphitheatre built into the south western slopes of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Herodes Atticus was a Roman philosopher, teacher and politician who constructed it in 161 AD, in memory of his wife who had died the year before. It originally had a wooden roof which was destroyed when the theatre was ruined in 267 AD. In the 1950s, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus was restored and has since been used as a musical venue and the main stage for the Athens Festival, with seating for an audience of 6000. An impressive line-up of stars have performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus  over the years, including Maria Callas, Frank Sinatra, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Elton John, Sting and many others.

This image was captured during a visit to Athens in May last year and was processed in Lightroom, Photoshop and ON1 Photo 10.

Prints available here.

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