Erechtheion

Erechtheion, Athens

Erechtheion
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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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.
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from $17.18
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How to get there
  • Akropoli • 2 min walk
  • Monastiraki • 6 min walk
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA11,288 contributions
The Famous Maidens
Aug 2021
The second largest Temple of the Acropolis, and one of the best preserved. We took our time to walk around it to appreciate it from all sides.
Written October 5, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,415 contributions
So elegant
Jul 2021
Erechtheion is a Temple dedicated to both, Athena and Poseidon, set just across the imposing Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis.
While the Parthenon dominates the site, Erechheion is smaller but more elegant.
Its six maiden statues serving as columns - Carathides are world famous and became a role model for many buildings worldwide.
Have in mind these out there are replicas, while the originals are preserved in the Acropolis museum.
Written September 23, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,195 contributions
Temple on the Mount
Jul 2021
One of the major sites on the Acropolis, we got as close as we could and took a lot of photos. It's a bit temple and part of this sacred site.
Written August 19, 2021
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KDJERO
Saint Charles, MO590 contributions
An important part of the Acropolis
Jul 2021
This was one of my favorite temples on the Acropolis. The female statues are so cool, even though they are replicas. The originals are in the Acropolis Museum close by though.
Written August 11, 2021
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece3,847 contributions
Accessible for wheelchair
May 2021
Now we have an elevator and the wheelchair users can get up there, to enjoy the magnificent view and the beginnings of the World Civilization!
Written July 2, 2021
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I W
Barrow Upon Soar, UK170 contributions
Fantastic monument
Oct 2020 • Family
This is included in the Acropolis admission. We visited on a Monday morning mid October during covid restrictions. It wasn't very busy, but we had to wear a mask whilst at the top of the Acropolis and follow a one way system, which was fine. There was plenty of space so people could explore at there own pace.
Personally, I prefered the Erechtheion to the Parthenon. Seems more elegant, more romantic. I would recommend visiting the Acropolis museum first, the day before, and getting to the Acropolis early.
Written November 15, 2020
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,465 contributions
Interesting part of the visit
Oct 2020 • Couples
Interesting to see the sacred olive tree and were speculating whether this was the same tree after 2000 + years. Even if not, we certainly felt the weight of history here, absorbing all the events of the last 2.5 thousand years and marvelling that these temples and deities were exactly the ones that Paul referenced in his sermon here across the hill at Areopagus in 54 AD. The temples at the Acropolis including this one would have been here when Paul visited ( they would have been 500 years old at that time). Stunning temple. Some of the pillars (Carytids), have been augmented with moulds to give a true picture of what it would have looked like originally.
Written October 18, 2020
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Chris W
Venice, Italy409 contributions
Moving to finally see it.
Sep 2020 • Couples
Finally saw this temple, which is so well known, especially as daily l see the church in Central London, UK, based upon it.
Written October 15, 2020
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permia
Ireland37,205 contributions
Last of the extraordinary Periclean works
Mar 2020
Steeped in myth and mystery it was marvellous seeing it just after opening time on a peerless clear sunny morning.

The Ionic beauty is wonderful from viewpoints all around. One of the most dramatic is the profile of the marvellous Caryatids, albeit substitutes with five of the originals in the nearby museum.
Written April 26, 2020
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hcama2002
Huddersfield, UK318 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2020 • Solo
Was lucky to have had the commentary of a very informative guide and an earlier visit to the Acropolis museum to make the visit more meaningful. Would strongly recommend a half day sightseeing tour with museum and help of guide to make your trip to this place more interesting
Written March 7, 2020
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