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Katrakio Theatre

Katrakio is an open theatre in a Nikea old quarry.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1983 Constructed.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Katrakio is an open-air theatre with 5,356 seats, located at Selapitsari hill, which used to be a quarry. Theatrical, music and dance performances, concerts and other cultural events are hosted here.

What I can't see

It was designed by the architect Nikos Perdikaris and is named Katrakio in honour of one of the greatest Greek actors of the 20th century, Manos Katrakis. The bronze statue representing Don Quixote, a work by Memos Makris, has a symbolic character, as it was a role that Manos Katrakis performed outstandingly. Many Greek and foreign artists have performed in this theatre, such as Mikis Theodorakis, Christos Leontis, Haroula Alexiou, Giorgos Dalaras, Nina Simone, Neville Brothers, Public Enemy and many more.


  • Address: Akropoleos & Nestoros St.
  • Phone: +30 210 4927467


Municipality of Nikea Ag. I. Rentis, (2020), Κατράκειο, [Katrakio] in

Last visit 14/9/2023


Field observation by scientific editors


Ogdoo, (2020), 30 χρόνια Κατράκειο, [30 years Katrakio], in

Last visit 14/9/2023