The theater of Samos ancient city, consisted of the orchestra, (Greek ορχήστρα = performance space where the chorus actors danced and sang), the skene (Greek σκηνή = area where actors could change their costumes) and kilon (Greek κοίλον = the amphitheater space around the orchestra where spectators sat). [click for more about ancient Greek theaters].
Today only a few parts still exist from the stands and the retaining walls, also few of the corridors leading from the skene to the orchestra (4th century BC) and the basis of the scene with the arch which was built during the Roman period.
The theater was built during the 4th century BC and suffered several modifications during the Roman period.
For the current functionality of the theater, there’s a new wooden structure over the orchestra and stands, which can accommodate about 750 spectators.The theater hosts many performances and festivals during the summer months.
World Heritage Monument
Theater of Ancient City, classified as a World Heritage Monument by UNESCO since 1992, integrated within the wider region of Pythagoreion.
Name & Location Pythagoreion of Samos
State Party Greece
Coordinates N37 41 27.00 E26 56 36.00
Area Property: 285.9 Ha Buffer zone: 402.25 Ha
Map click for pdf file
Ticket only during performances.