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Athens: Ancient Greek Theater Performance

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Athens: Ancient Greek Theater Performance

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See heroes you have only heard of, come to life in front of you. Spend the funniest 60 minutes in the city of Athens watching a performance in English, just next to the museum of Acropolis.

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  • Laugh your way through Ancient Greek Theatre
  • Bring to life the ancient ruins you meet around the city Athens
  • Learn about some of the most interesting myths of ancient Greece
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Watch a unique, funny and touching play, right next to the Acropolis museum. Do not leave Greece without joining that thrilling experience, a theater performance given by actors talking in English and learn about some of the most interesting myths related to ancient Greece. The story goes like this: “During his visit to the Acropolis, a present-day tourist slips and gets knocked out. When he awakens, he finds himself transported to the 5th century B.C, Athens. There, he will have an intense talk with Medea, watch the daughters of Oedipus grieve, chase the god of Wealth himself around the Parthenon and find out how Odysseus solved a Cyclopean problem.”
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Koilon Theater at the base of the famous Plaka stairs

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  • The theater is located in the heart of Plaka district, just under the Acropolis
  • Please note that the performance takes place on the terrace
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This was a fantastic way to spend an evening in Athens. On a roof top with stunning views over the city and up to the Acropolis. It was quite windy the night we saw the play so it did get a bit chilly but it didn't spoil the show. The actors are fabulous, and clearly love what they do. Weaving in several myths and classical plays, the story tells of a modern visitor to Athens who bumps his head and wakes up in ancient Athens. Guided by a slave, he then meets many famous characters. Some of the scenes were dramatic, some very very funny. The actors throw themselves into every role heart and sole, and some of the more dramatic scenes like Medea, or Antigone were actually quite emotional. Like traditional theatre, all parts are played by men, but this adds to the hilarity, especially in the part where old women get to chose a young lover first. That was just brilliant. All in all, a fantastic night, and well recommended to anyone with or without any knowledge of the stories involved.

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October 5, 2021

Very entertaining but you need to speak very good level of English to understand the play and the jokes (my Mom didn't quite understand everything). The only issue for me were the sounds from the streets; while sitting in the futher rows I had issues with hearing some of the parts.

October 5, 2021

Came on honeymoon, and spotted this little gem in the activities lists. We both love theater - and ancient Greek theater is a fave - so we went for it! It was brilliant. The handmade masks were beautiful. The players were not just talented, it was also clear how hard they work at every aspect. It's a well oiled machine at this point! We loved the excerpts, and the tie-in story. On top of all that, the rooftop views are wonderful. The backdrop above the stage is a lit-up Acropolis, and all around you can see the city spread out, lights a-twinkling, moon shining. It was just great, and we'd highly recommend it!

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September 19, 2021

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