Dodoni, located in a narrow valley at the foot of Mount Tomaros in Epirus, is an ancient city that travelers should visit. It is home to the oldest and most prominent oracle in the country.
It is said that Greece is actually a life-size archaeological site and we couldn't agree more.
Underneath its layers of soil lies secrets and treasures of a distant past. With its rich history, Greece is home to ancient cities that reached the apogee during the Hellenistic periods and during the Byzantine or Roman eras, all waiting to deliver their wonders to the public.
The site of Dodoni is situated a few km away from Ioannina, home to the oldest Byzantine fortress in the country.
This ancient city was a major site of religious importance for Ancient Greece. It was mostly known for its oracle, which was the oldest in the country.
The site comprises an Acropolis, which served as a residence for the authorities and refuge for locals in times of war and troubles as well as a sanctuary, where visitors can admire a sacred oak dedicated to the worship of Zeus.
The site includes a few noteworthy monuments such as a theater, a bouleuterion, a stadium, an Acropolis and the Sacred House, also known as the Temple of Zeus.
The renowned ancient theater of Dodoni is one of antiquity's largest, with 55 rows of seats and a capacity of 18,000. The theater was built in the 3rd century B.C.
The theater was used for hosting cultural events which later stopped to avoid its deterioration. A prefabricated theater has been set up at the archaeological site in order to host the summer events of "Dodonea".
How to visit Dodoni
We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Dodoni during multiday private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Dodoni.
We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.
Last updated on: 18 October 2019
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