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Veakio Theatre of Piraeus

Veakio Theatre of Piraeus is an open theatre in Kastella with a view of Saronic gulf.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1969 Constructed.

    1976 Renamed.

  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

Veakio is a theatre with 2000 seats and has the layout of an ancient theatre. It is located near the top of the hill of Profitis Εlias and one can enjoy the view of the entire beach front of Athens and the Saronic Gulf.

What I can't see

It was built during the military dictatorship and was called “Skylitsion”. The regime’s mayor of Piraeus Aristidis Skylitsis named the theatre after his grandfather, Omiridis Skylitsis. It was inaugurated by prominent personalities of the regime and Verdi’s opera Nabucco was staged. After the restoration of democracy, the theatre was renamed “Veakio” after the Piraeus actor and resistance fighter during the German occupation, Emilios Veakis. The theatre hosts various performances and concerts, both by Greek and foreign troupes and singers.


  • Address: Idis & Irakleiou St.
  • Phone: +30 210 4194520


Field observation by scientific editors


Mpelavilas N., (2021), Ιστορία της πόλης του Πειραιά, 19ος και 20ος αιώνας, [The History of the City of Piraeus, 19th and 20th centuries], Alexandria Publication