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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.
We visited very early on a Sunday morning; the sun was shining and it wasn't yet busy so I think we saw it at its best.
No matter how much you read about this building, it still brings you to a standstill. It is unexpected...More
Always wanted to visit this place since I studied it in the high school. Unfortunately it is not possible to walk inside but the outside view is great. It is said that Pericles gave speeches about democracy in the porch of Caryatids. Essential.
This temple has a fascinating history which explains the slightly odd shape. The olive tree outside is growing in the location of the original tree planted by Athena herself and it was this act which inspired the city to be dedicated to her. The hole...More
Erechtheion is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis, which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. On its north side, there is a large porch with six Ionic columns, and on the south, the famous "Porch of the Maidens", with...More
Located near the Temple of Athena, this attraction is included in the entrance fee I paid at the Acropolis Entrance Gate ( 30 euros). A total of 7 attractions can be visited using the same ticket. Discounts are given only to citizens of Greece according...More
The maidens on the Acropolis are plastic copies of the originals now in the Acropolis Museum to prevent them melting further in the caustic climate around Athens. Great video shows how they are cleaning off the black soon covering the originals.