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Erechtheion

Athens 10558, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 208 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I really loved this Temple. That being said, I don't think there's a single temple in Greece that I didn't love. The statue/pillars are lovely. Go early.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

You can get very close to this wonderful structure from one side which allows the visitor to fully appreciate the scale of the building. Sadly the side with the Caryatids one has to view from a distance, but it is worth every step up to the Acropolis.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Here at last, since first sight back in geography class, standing atop the Acropolis, sharing the amazing view for a moment with these beauties is a time travel worth taking - then see them in perfection inside the new Acropolis Museum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This temple with its famous caryatids is among the many ruins found on top of the Acropolis. The city of Athens provides a perfect backdrop to the statues almost fortuitous presence. Of course you are looking at the replicas that are perfect copies of the originals. Be sure to look closely. Wondered how these women survived many centuries even with... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Parthenon has a masculine look to it, it is so big, bulky and broken. The Erechtheion that stands just to the left of it not only has pillars in the form of ladies, but it is smaller, yet "softer" in comparison to the entrance and the Parthenon itself. Don't get me wrong, it isn't small, the closer you walk... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have always loved the pictures of 'the girls' and now know the name and the place from experience. After you see the balcony and the copies on the Acropolis, make sure you go to the New Acropolis Museum to see the originals (minus 1 at the British Museum). They are magnificent.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Despite the fact that stands next to Parthenon attracts tourists as much as Parthenon. In every visit I pay to it i always feel the same thing ! Blessed for being able to see something like that and Pity for the Caryatid missing

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Right across from the Parthenon, the Erechtheion has the famous Carytides statues. Perched on the West end of the Acropolis it is about 100 yards from the Parthenon and worth the time to inspect it carefully. The orginial Caryatides are now in the Acropolis Mueseum being rescued from the effects of air pollution.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

nice temple at the acropolis. the remaining parts at the top are very exciting however, the most interesting part is inside the acropolis museum. the guides explain in detail with the help of the selected pieces. talking about historical learning matters, the visist to the museum is far more enriching, but the fact to be standing in front of a... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Overlooked due to its proximity to the Parthenon - this monument is unique with its iconic pillars. Its the second largest temple on the Acropolis & its worth taking some time to admire this gem of a temple. The original pillars are housed in the museum but this does not take away from the magnificence of the monument - The... More

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