Expedition Team: Jacque Kelly, Dave Miller
Expedition Date: April 2018
We visited this stone, ancient Greek theater built in 161AD on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. The old façade (Photo#2) and seats have had some restoration making it one of the best places to experience live classical theater or musical performances. Seating capacity is 5,000. Jacque and I witnessed a concert by one of Athens favorite singers (Photo#4) with the military band playing in the background. Jacque met the star mandolin player (Photo#5).
Nearby on the south slope of the Acropolis hill is the Theater of Dionysus (Photos#6 & #7) built in the 4th Century BC seating 17,000. Dionysus was the God of wine making, fertility and theater. Basically, a party God.