Herod Atticus Odeon

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is located southwest of the Acropolis of Athens. It was financed by the wealthy Athenian sophist Herodes Atticus in honor of his wife, during the Roman period, in the 2nd century AD. The main reason of its construction was the performance of musical events. After only 105 years of its operation, it was destroyed in 267 AD by Herulians Raiders. The first excavations for its restoring took place in 1848 during the reign of King Otto, until the whole ancient building was revealed with the partial restoration. Today it is used for cultural events and concerts during the summer months.