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Erechtheion

Address: Athens 10558, Greece
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Ranked #6 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 603 Reviews
Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: The second largest temple on the Acropolis has a complex and unique structure, including its famous...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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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Houston, Texas, United States
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201 reviews 201 reviews
87 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

While on top of Acropolis you'll have the opportunity to visit Erechtheion which is another famous Greek Temple. Like the many things on top of Acropolis, the temple is also made out of pure marble and the chizzle work of the women on the columns spectacular!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Ypu just have t see it, stand in front of karijatidas and feel the power. Maybe beacuase other acropolis parts are not in their best condition, but when you stand in front of the women columns you cannot but feel the admiration! 12eur is entrance fee.

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Stavanger, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We reached the complex late in the afternoon. Knowing that the ticket is good for 4 days, we did not hurry up to see this site and parthenon. We tried to come back the next day but the security stopped us and explained that the 12 euro ticket includes agora, temple of zues etc but you can only enter these... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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

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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25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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