Sights of Interest in Greece
Odeon of Herodes Atticus27-02-2013 16:10One of the most beautiful open theaters in Greece is the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis.
It was built at the expense of Herodes Atticus in the 2nd century AD in honor of his wife Aspasia. The main purpose of the building was to host musical events and that is why they called it Odeon.
The space reserved for the public had 32 rows of marble stands and its capacity was of about 5,000 spectators. As in all the theaters of the Roman era the orchestra had a semicircular shape, the stage building was raised and had three floors, two of which survive today at a height of 28 meters.
The theater worked only 105 years as it was destroyed in 267 AD by the Heruli invaders. From various findings of the excavations such as skulls and human bulls it is speculated that it was used for gladiatorial contests and bullfights.
The first excavation started in 1848 in the presence of King Otto but the serious reconstruction begun in 1950 from King Pavlo. With the gradual and partial restoration it was possible to reveal all this ancient theater and to operate it again as an Odeon.
The positions of the viewers were invested with Pentelic marble and the orchestra with Hymettus marble. Since the end of the decade the theater is used during the summer months for cultural events and many foreign famous artists have appeared on great performances.
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
Like a relay race of three generations; a journey with happy days, sad days, joys, sorrows, wars, Occupation, poverty, hunger, deaths, volcanic eruptions, catastrophic earthquakes, flee for a better life, return, better days, feasts, tourism explosion, financial crises and so on… Everything has been indelibly inscribed on the walls of this small building, Aktaion. I feel grateful that life has given me the opportunity to hold the reins of Aktaion all the way to its centennial.
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