On the south-west slope of the Acropolis is a fine stone amphitheater, looking out over the city. Originally built in 161 AD, it was deliberately destroyed 100 years later but the orchestra (stage) and stands were beautifully restored in modern times and it's now a major venue for the annual summer Athens festival.
The lovely theatre has seen a fabulous range of stars perform. Maria Callas, Frank Sinatra, Nana Mouskouri, Diana Ross and Pavarotti, as well as the Bolshoi Ballet, have all graced the stage.
The original Grecian Olympic Stadium was built in 566 BC and then rebuilt out of marble in an... Read more