Theatre of Dionysos
The tyrant Peisistratos introduced the annual Festival of the Great Dionysia during the 6th century BC, and held it in the world's first...
Asclepion & Stoa of Eumenes
Directly above the Theatre of Dionysos, steps lead to the Asclepion, a temple that was built around a sacred spring. The worship of...
Although the Parthenon was the most impressive monument of the Acropolis, it was more of a showpiece than a sanctuary. That role fell to...
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
This historic Roman amphitheatre, known as the Herodion, is the preeminent arts venue in Athens and hosts the major events of the Athens...
Panagia Hrysospiliotissa information
Above the Theatre of Dionysos, an indistinct rock-strewn path leads to a grotto in the cliff face. In 320 BC Thrasyllos turned the grotto into a temple dedicated to Dionysos. The tiny Panagia Hrysospiliotissa (Chapel of Our Lady of the Cavern) is now a poignant little place with old pictures and icons on the walls. Above the chapel are two Ionic columns, the remains of Thrasyllos’ temple. It is closed to visitors except on its name day, 15 August.