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Erechtheion

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Address: Athens 10558, Greece
Description: The second largest temple on the Acropolis has a complex and unique...
The second largest temple on the Acropolis has a complex and unique structure, including its famous Porch of the Caraytis with statues of six graceful maidens on the south side and a four-pillared porch with six Ionic columns on the north side.
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intricate architecture even though just replicas

the temple dedicated to athena and poseidon has beautiful intricate architecture all over. the 5 maiden statues are mere replicas but beautiful noneless

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

the temple dedicated to athena and poseidon has beautiful intricate architecture all over. the 5 maiden statues are mere replicas but beautiful noneless

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Everyone will surely wants to see the ruins of Ancient Greece up close because after all this is the place where democracy started. To get in have to queue at the ticket office. Its 12 euros for adults if one wants to see the around the acropolis and its valid for 4 days. We did a mistake for not looking... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You have to see this. Well, when you go see the Parthenon, you can't miss it. The Erechtheion is one of several buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. Erechtheion is on the north side of the Acropolis.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a beautiful temple on the Acropolis, dating back some 2400 years. The original temple was made mostly from marble, and nowadays you can actually appreciate the original marble, as some very serious cleaning and restoration jobs were done on the temple. The stunning "Porch of the Maidens", is unfortunately an exact replica, as the original statues were removed... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You can see Athena's sacred olive tree and the hole in the roof from Poseidon's lightening bolt. The iconic caryatids alone make a visit to the acropolis worthwhile.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This can be viewed on entering and leaving the Acropolis and is not given a lot of attention by the guides

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

what can one say about one of the Acropolis jewels? It is elegant and the Karyatids, all alike but with differences in their appearance make the ancient building unique.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Yes Replicas! The real maiden statues have been moved to the Acropolis Museum. Again ..I would like to stress the need of a tour guide to actually know what is real and what is not and the history behind everything. Lots of the original architecture in a lot of these historic places have been recycled for various uses in history..so... More 

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Pineville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This entire Acropolis area is interesting. Three building ruins along with Mars Hill makes this area a must-see.

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Moneta, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

When walking to the Parthenon see the maidens must have a guide for historical comments .walk around get pictures from several views . Visit the museum first with a guide then use that guide to tour the hillside . A must see .its why you came to Athens!

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