Delphi Ancient Theatre

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The Ancient Theatre of Delphi, Greece: The ancient theatre in the archaeological site of Delphi Greece has been built on the same hill as the Temple of Apollo, but it is located further above it. Its situation provided audiences with a great view of the entire sanctuary and the above olive tree valley. Dating back to the 4th century B.C, the theatre was constructed using the limestone of Mount Parnassus.


The 35 rows of the theatre could seat nearly 5000 people, though the lower seats were constructed in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The theatre went through many reformations. However, it has kept its basic structures: the stone seats, a round-shaped stage, and an orchestra. Today it hosts many ancient plays and other cultural events, mostly in summer.



1 Reviews
  • vasilikiang 19 Jan 2011
    Needs restoration
    Not very different than the other ancient theatres in Greece, maybe less well preserved. It certainly needs restoration. It is located on top of the hill, just above the Temple of Apollo, on the way to the Stadium. But the view... ah, amazing! Great view to green hills, abrupt mountainsides and the southern part of the site (temple of Athena Pronea and Gymnasium, beneath the road). By the way, I heard that there is a plan to unite the two parts up and down the road with the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Sikelianos and Delphi village. Good idea, but I have a feeling that it will take long :-)