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Address: Athens 10558, Greece
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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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The area of the Erechtheion was the holiest of all the Acropolis .

This is a complex marble building , a jewel of mature Ionic . The eastern part of the temple was dedicated to the worship of Athena Polias , the patron goddess of the city , while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a complex marble building , a jewel of mature Ionic . The eastern part of the temple was dedicated to the worship of Athena Polias , the patron goddess of the city , while the west was dedicated to Poseidon - Erechtheus , from where the name of the church ,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dating from 431BC this is a combination of several ancient sanctuaries & temple. Over the years the Temple of Athena & the Pandroseion were connected with the Erechtheion and what we have today is the remains of all. Kind of like an old renovation show for the Ancients ? The statuary is very impressive and is another good reason to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not the original statues, this is still a must to see, make sure you walk all the way round and take time to read the signs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Erechtheion is an impressive Greek temple on the hill of Acropolis. It's just beautiful watching the columns of the ladies.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of the Erechtheion is the statues of Athena that hold up part of the temple. Just another incredible site on the Acropolis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best preserved buildings on the Acropolis, the architecture and craftsmanship is impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprisingly this building is in fairly good condition and the statues are so magnificent. people run to see the Parthenon which is also in the same area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting the Parthenon it is a sin miss this beautiful little temple on the left. Detailed, unique, excellent piece of art. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved seeing this, I have book ends just like it. Here's a bit of information about it: Built about 420 B.C., the Erechtheion is an Ionic temple divided into two sections -- one for Athena, one for Poseidon. The Porch of the Caryatids is the most celebrated, in which columns were replaced by statues of maidens in tunics. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me, the most beautiful sight in the Acropolis. On my last visit to the Acropolis, I just sat there in awe, admiring it. Take your time, contemplate what is there around you. It is unique, priceless.

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