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Acropolis South Slope

Last Update: May 2014
Archaeological site, Cultural heritage ACROPOLIS , ATHENS , GREECE
Tel.: +30 210 3224625
Opening hours:
01Apr - 31Oct Mon-Sun, 0800-2000
01Nov - 31Mar Mon-Sun, 0800-1500

Acropolis South Slope - Photo Gallery

Acropolis South Slope - Overview

The south slope of the Acropolis played a significant role in the artistic, intellectual and religious activity of ancient Athens. It was here, in the sunniest side of the hill, the Athenians established the principal shrine of Dionysus in Attica and most importantly the theatre where the ancient Greek drama was born. By the mid-5th century BC, Pericles built an odeum (now poorly preserved) to host musical contests, while its Roman successor, the Odeum of Herod Atticus, still lies at the heart of the city's cultural life. Herod's Odeum was a case of exceptional benefaction to Athens but not the only one: The stoa of Eumenes II, king of Pergamon, was an imposing building running along the foot of the hill. Its counterpart is to be found in the stoa his brother Attalus erected in the ancient agora of Athens.


  • Theatre of Dionysus
  • Asklepieion
  • Odeon of Herod Atticus

  • Acropolis South Slope - Map

    Executives & Departments

    • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 210 9238175, 210 9238724, Fax: 210 9239023
      1st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, 2-4 Makrygianni Street, Athens

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    Visiting Information • Admission fee • Fixed hours • Organized archeological site
    Ancient monuments • Stoas / Classical period, 480-323 BC / Hellenistic period, 323-31 BC • Theatre / Late Classical period, 4th century BC • Odeum / Classical period, 480-323 BC / Roman period, 31 BC-AD 324 • Temples / Late Classical period, 4th century BC • Basilica / Early Christian period, 4th-7th centuries AD
    Ancient sanctuary • Asclepieium • Sanctuary of Dionysus

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