Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Herodeon)
One of the most magical places to experience live music in Athens is without doubt the Herodeon on the southern slopes of the Acropolis. At this unique outdoor venue, you can expect to see exceptional musicians such as the “greatest solo cellist in the world” Yo-Yo Ma, the Greek National Opera, and pianist Yuja Wang, to name but a few. Tickets sell out fast for this ancient theatre where audiences fight it out to grab their spot on the tiered stone seating. Constructed during the Roman period, between AD 160 and AD 174, the Herodeon has a capacity of 5,000 spectators. Most of the events offer subtitles in English.