Ios The open-air theatre Odysseas Elytis

It was inaugurated in 1997 and it took the name of the Greek Nobel Prize winner and poet Odysseus Elytis. It is located above the windmills of Chora and it is built in the ancient-Greek patterns of stone and marble. It can fit 1100 people. The dressing rooms are located directly beneath the marble seats. Oriented towards the south, it offers a double sight: That of the stage and the permanent “setting” of the light blue sea. With classic acoustics of an ancient theater and Doric austerity, the theater Odysseas Elytis is an adornment to the island. Every summer it hosts cultural events, concerts, theatre performances and the ‘Omiria’ festival.

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