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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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I hope that one day, England will return the Elgin marbles that was stolen from this place. This is where those marbles belong, the people of Athens.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I hope that one day, England will return the Elgin marbles that was stolen from this place. This is where those marbles belong, the people of Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is the perfect pattern of what you might expect of a Greek classical temple. It's not as big as the Parthenon so it doesn't attract such a scrum. The architecture is sublime and it's better preserved. Look out for little flower carvings (reminiscent of Indian models) and the complete door surrounds. Someone described it as more like a really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of the main temples on The Acropolis. You can't visit it separately but do make sure that you give it your attention and don't focus solely on The Parthenon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended. You can't miss this wonderful structure as you enter the Acropolis. It's wonderful this building has lasted over the millennia for all of us to see. What more can I say? Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Athena and Poseidon had their fight here on who will govern Athens supposedly...and look around, great view of the city itself down below; it goes on forever...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is another wonderful old temple to visit in the Acropolis area. The Erechtheion is a beautiful, old structure that is steeped in ancient Greek civilisation & history. A must see during your trip to Athens. Again - a photographers dream. Highly recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

just stop by at this temple, see from different angle, and take some pics..smile... you're in Athens ;-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

These are all in the same area and a ticket to the Acropolis will get you in to other sites but they are all must visit sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Erechteion is a must for athinian history and is worth a prolonged sight to discover every details that can be linked to greek mithology and true history. The only thing I didn't like is the fact that you cannot be nearer than 10-15 mt from the walls, probably due to security issues. Anyway that's enouch for good pictures!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The Acropolis has a whole was somewhat disappointing given the hype. Don't get me wrong, it still is a must see when you're in Athens. Yet, its significance is tied for to its history rather than its actual remaining structure. While it is astounding to ponder how builders managed to erect these wonders in thepast without the aid of modern... More 

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