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Address: Athens 10558, Greece
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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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one of my favorite places on earth

The real ones are in the museum, but these are lovely, inspiring artists and history lovers alike. My favorite view at the Acropolis is of these statues.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The real ones are in the museum, but these are lovely, inspiring artists and history lovers alike. My favorite view at the Acropolis is of these statues.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow what sculpture and engineering feat. Loved the place would go back every time I visited Athens, except when it was raining

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sitting on the Acropolis. You can't miss the beautiful statues of Caryatids. The originals are in the Acropolis museum.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely easy to spot as you walk up to the Acropolis. It is on your left just as you get to the top. Beautiful and well preserved. Lots of photo ops. However, as part of the Acropolis read below about my suggestions for the site as a whole. I cannot stress this enough. For those who are visiting in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favorite sites, the maidens cleverly holding up the ceiling in the place of columns. I love this site, it is a sight to behold.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting temple with an interesting history. The statues columns are carved ladies. They are very unique and great to see. you can walk around the entire perimeter of this structure. Worth taking the time to see.

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Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really a place to visit once in a lifetime as a piece of heritage full of history and a vitrine of the country.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nicre little temple with a bit of interesting history. The female columns are well carved hkwever one can't help but be underwhelmed when comlaring it to the Parthenon 20m away!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small but lovely temple is amazing to see and is located on top of the Acropolis hill. The statues holding up the roof on site today are of course replica since the original ones are to be seen in the New Acropolis Museum on the 2nd floor. The temple is despite this just wonderful delight for the eyes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see whilst in the area. The detail on the female form pillars is still impressive after all this time. Lovely views from around here too. Busy, but not as bad as I'd been led to believe from reading other reviews.

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