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Erechtheion

Athens 10558, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 206 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Ancient Ruins
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... more » 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. « less
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite of all the temples in Athens. You are able to get up close and I found a nice quiet place to contemplate the greatness of this temple and the Acropolis. A must see.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It is wonderful site within the acropolis campus. It has quite a story behind it but you miss all the statues since destroyed or removed. There is an artful continuity to the main Parthenon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was absolutely thrilled to see this monumental structure! Always thought it was so cool on the travel shows but was even better to see it up close in person! Even though it's not the original, which is hard to believe, it's still a breathtaking site! It is a bit of a climb but well worth the view from the top!!... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It is exactly like the pictures and what you expect, fantastic building, the caryatids are wonderful but as with many of the acropolis buildings it can be very busy when trying to take photos

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The original statue columns had to be removed to preserve them from erosion, but the reproductions at the Erechtheion show where they originally stood and their importance to the Acropolis. In the new Acropolis Museum you can walk all around the originals and see their amazing detail.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

When you see the erechtheion up close, you can't fail to be impressed. Yes, we know that the statues are not original, and that they are protected for posterity in the museum but they are accurate reconstructions. I am always amazed at the sophistication of these ancient people, how could they achieve so much beauty with so few tools and... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This might be the best building from the Acropolis. Located just near the Temple of Athens, it looked like this one is not that popular, so the crowds barely see it. The sculptures are very beautiful (they are not the original ones though). It's a must see!

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Absolutely stunning part of the Acropolis not to be missed. We liked the statues and do walk around it completely to see the different perspectives.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

to see this and the caryatids etc in real life is really special. Views from the hill are good in themselves. I know it's always got scaffolding etc but so what

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A memorable site on the Acropolis. See the Caryotids in the Porch, but remember these are plaster replacements. Now walk to The Acropolis Museum nearby and see the originals. Now you have a memory to treasure for ever.

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