Patti Smith and her band
Odeon of Herodes Atticus |

The high priestess of punk, the figure who changed how women rockers present themselves on stage, the post-Beat poet provocateuse, the musician who’s seen it all and who symbolizes the start of the contemporary New York art scene, is now an all-round artist who has earned – and enjoys – universal respect. Prolific and creative, she writes fascinating books, stages Beat poetry events and – perhaps best of all – records albums as exceptional as Banga, a recent release that’s up there with her best. She most definitely deserves to sing in the shadow of the Acropolis.
Patti Smith, lead vocals & guitar
Lenny Kaye, guitars, bass & vocals
Tony Shanahan, bass, piano & vocals
Jay Dee Daugherty, drums
Jackson Smith, guitars
22 June, 21:00
Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Getting There

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus – known as the “Herodeon” – is situated on the southern slopes of the Acropolis, on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. Entry to the Odeon is from the pedestrianised Dionyssiou Areopagitou Street, a walkway linking Athens’ main archaeological sites. The venue is easily accessible due to its location in the heart of the city.

 By Metro

Alight at Acropolis Station (Line 2)

By Bus

Alight at the Erechtheiou stop, or at the Afetiria (“last”) stop (Served by Route 230)



There is limited parking in the surrounding area. Particularly convenient, if a little further away, is the car park of Syngrou-Fix Station (Metro Line 2). If you use the Metro for your return journey from the Odeon, you are entitled to a 50% reduction in the car park fee when you present your Metro ticket.


There is a parking area for coaches in front of the “Dionysos Restaurant” (43 Rovertou Galli Street).
Ramped access is provided by a wooden, non-slip ramp that leads from the venue’s stage door to the A1 section of the lower tier (see venue plan). There is also an adapted toilet, with marble access ramp, at the entrance.

Wheelchair users are granted vehicular access to the square in front of the Odeon. To avoid congestion, you are advised to arrive between 19.30 and 20.15.

Concessions are available for wheelchair users and people with severe mobility difficulties, or with visual or hearing impairment, as well as for one companion per person.

Eight wheelchair spaces are available in the A1 section of the lower tier, which has been specially adapted. Each wheelchair user is entitled to bring one companion, who sits in the A2 section immediately behind them.

The remaining available seats in the A2 section are reserved for non-wheelchair users with mobility difficulties, who are also entitled to bring one companion each. There are a total of 13 seats available in the A2 section.

Please note that the following are not permitted:

   1. Entry into the Odeon after the start of a performance, except during an interval.
2. The attendance of children under the age of six.
3. Smoking, and the consumption of food and drink inside the auditorium.
4. The use of mobile phones during performances
5. Entry into the Odeon in heels.
6. Photography, with or without flash, and sound or video recording during a performance.
7. The tipping of staff.

Please note that discarded food and drink – and especially chewing gum – can damage the historical monument irreparably. As you leave, therefore, be sure to put all litter and rubbish in the waste baskets provided.

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