Anybody who would like to speak about famous monuments of the Acropolis,
apart from the Parthenon, would first mention the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (16
This fabulous financier let dig this theatre in the rock in 160 A.D..
It could host an audience of 5000 people. According to the Greek habit, the cavea
( the rows )
is cut out in the cliff and is protected against collapses by external buttresses. At the feet of the rows was the orchestra
with a semi circular shape, and finally logeion
or the stage.
A close up of the portico of the propylon in the centre of the picture (16a
and of the access to the auditorium, on the right hand side.