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Erechtheion

Athens 10558, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 188 attractions in Athens
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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The Erechtheion after the Parthenon is the second largest temple of the Acropolis , located a few dozen meters from the Parthenon itself and can be visited easily and free of charge since it is included in the ticket price of the Acropolis. Perfectly preserved this temple impressive and very charming , you can read its long history through the... More

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Brush Prairie, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This building has the porch of the caryatids, the important maiden statues of Greece. More of them, originals, are housed at the Acropolis Museum. That any of them could have survived intact from 421 BC is just amazing. And that they could work the stone so fabulously. Looking at them must have inspired the relatively modern artist, Rodin.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Surprised it wasn't a little better maintained, but truly spectacular. Insisting in April is perfect weather - but make sure you wear rubber soled shoes as it is very slippery and uneven.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I have to say this was one of my personal favourites, I loved the story and history and was an amazing site.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The history behind this temple is so astonishing we couldn't believe what we were reading and seeing before our eyes :) I feel in love with it instantly :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I like this greek temple the most. The architecture is amazing. The porches are different and capped off with the six Caryatids!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I love the god/goddess reverence of old Athenians and how the monuments on the acropolis represent that reverence. I especially like that goddesses were held in such high regard. When you go to the acropolis, you can feel the beauty and history of a long time ago. Ladies, wear comfortable shoes. Heels are a no-no with a the rocks and... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Beautiful peaceful Greek Temples. If you love Ancient Greece you will enjoy visiting here. How wonderful to stand in the same place as the ancients. Enjoy the historic archeology for what it is. Forget the tourists & go back in time.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Same location as the Acropolis. Worth a look, quite fascinating. take lots of photos. great location.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is the most beautiful temple on Acropolis hill. Dedicated to Athena and Poseidon, this is were Poseidon and Athena contested over who would be Patron of the city. This temple housed the famous "Porch of the Maidens", with six draped female figures as columns. Although the ones in Erechtheion are replicas, they help to visualize the original structure. 5... More

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