VIRTUAL TOUR INSIDE THE GREAT THEATER OF ANCIENT NICOPOLIS
The Theater of Nicopolis is currently a construction site, where a large staff of specialized scientific and technical employees, such as archaeologists, architects, surveyors, conservators, workers, and craftsmen, is working for its protection, maintenance, and restoration.
For the safety of the monument as well as for its staff, and due to Covid19- it is necessary to prohibit the entrance of visitors. The prohibition will last until the completion of the work and the monument’s delivery to the public.
Until then, we provide a virtual tour of the interior of the monument, after its excavation (cavea, orchestra, western entrance) and during its restoration, which is still in progress.
Navigate inside the great Theater of Nikopolis by clicking on the dots of the following link:
DO YOU KNOW …
DO YOU KNOW …
the theater of Nicopolis is located on the southern slopes of the sacred hill of Apollo, just below the Trophy of the victory of Actium. Although it has suffered major damage in the past, it retains its main parts: the auditorium , the orchestra and the stage building.
The lower CAVEA (auditorium, the area for the spectators) rests on the natural slope of the hill, while the upper one on a stone substructure of three VAULTED CORRIDORS. It had stone seats, only a few of which are preserved, some with the name of their owner carved on them.
A PORTICO surrounded the auditorium on its upper perimeter. On its outer wall were adjusted wooden poles, to which an AWNING (velum) spread over the auditorium to protect the spectators from the sun or rain was fastened.
The floor of the semicircular ORCHESTRA (actors’ area) was paved in rectangular stone and marble slabs. On two of these there were once inserted metal letters forming a greek INSCRIPTION.
The STAGE BUILDING (scaenae), part of which is maintained up to 9 m high, was two-storey and had a prominent colonnade on its front (scaenae frons), decorated with marble sculptures.
Five ENTRANCES ensured the movement of spectators: three were situated at the back wall of the auditorium (vomitoriae) and two at the right and left of the stage (aditi maximi), respectively.
The theater was built by Octavian in the 1st century AD, but it took its final form in the first half of the 2nd century AD.
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The new website of ancient Nicopolis
The new website for ancient Nicopolis was created by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Preveza within the Project Protection, Conservation and Restoration of the Great Theater (Phase II).
The site actianicopolisarchaeopark.gr covers the publicity purposes of the Project as well as the full presentation of the Nicopolis archaeological site, only part of which is the Great Theater.
It offers useful historical and archaeological information for the monuments of ancient Nicopolis and more practical information such as the admission hours and ticket prices and details for all cultural events.
The new website is connected with the social media and a new channel is now available on YouTube under the name Actia Nicopolis with short stories and videos on the history and archaeology of this pure Roman city of Greece.
We inform all visitors that special measures against Covid 19 are implemented in the halls of the Nicopolis Museum and the Archaeological Site.
Please let’s all Stay Safe!
The first theatrical performance for the summer in the Odeum
July, 22nd 2020, 21.00
Marbled Troades by the Michalis Kakoyannis Foundation
Tickets are sold in the Nicopolis Museum and the Archaeological Site as well as at the entrance of the Odeum.