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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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Athens, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A well-preserved and well-restored masterpiece of classical architecture; an iconic building! Generally, Acropolis is a must for every visit in Athens!

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Berlin, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful temple on the Acropolis with the famous 6 Kore-skculptures. I'de recommend a visit to the Acropolis museum first since the original Kores are there and those on the Acropolis are only replicas. Best visited in the morning: best light for photographs

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Melbourne
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134 reviews 134 reviews
70 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is just one part of the Acropolis. The caryatids are copies and the originals are in the Acropolis museum. No need for special plan here, you will see it as part of the overall inspection of the acropolis area

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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1,054 reviews 1,054 reviews
809 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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