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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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Seeing the Erechtheion, with its 6 Caryatids ( the original 5 are at the Acropolis Museum, 1 is in the British Museum), was awe inspiring. We followed up with a visit to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Seeing the Erechtheion, with its 6 Caryatids ( the original 5 are at the Acropolis Museum, 1 is in the British Museum), was awe inspiring. We followed up with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, that allowed us to examine the original Caryatids close up).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This site is part of the Acropolis complex. What more can I say? If you go to Greece as a tourist and visit the ruins this one has to be in your itinerary.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Such a site to see. Really enjoyed it. So much history involved . You will not be disappointed at all.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Even though the pillars aren't originals, you can't tell, and it really gives you a feel of how it would have looked. Stunning.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Erechtheion or Erechtheum is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens in Greece which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon.he building owes its unusual shape to the irregularity of the terrain - there is a three-meter difference in height between the eastern and western parts - and the multiple cults it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The original statues of the women holding up the balcony are now in the New Acropolis Museum, but the replacements look like they have been there forever and give you a real feel for what it looked like. There is even an olive tree growing out the back, where (myth has it) Athena gave the first olive tree to Athens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stunning. Make sure you walk completely around it to see the three levels and the different style of columns. The doorway on the lower level is stunning. Ask a guard where Poseidon and Athena competed to become the main god of Athens.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Simply amazing! This corner of parthenone hill leaves breathless! The recostrution of the temple is beautiful, and looking all around you can fell and understand the importance of history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Erechtheion is also an important site atop Acropolis near Parthenon, so the climb up the Acropolis is worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

For someone my age (20 years old) and not very interested in historical sites, I won't say that it is interesting. You might like it if you are interested in architecture though.

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Address: Athens 10558, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens

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