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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.
Although all Temples are outstanding, this is my favorite. I love the use of statues for the pillars. It's just stunning. It reminds me of a wonderful area to sit, like a porch. Oh, it's called "Porch of the Maidens". No other temple has such...More
Located on the Acropolis, the temple was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon and is well preserved. Its unique feature is the Porch of the Maidens where the columns supporting the roof are in the form of six female figures.
The porch on the other...More
The elegant temple of Erechtheion in Pentelic marble is set to have been built in around 200 B.C. Though what the tourists get to see is the northern wall and the northwest corner borne by Ionic columns, the other, to the southwest, supported by huge...More
One of the more complete structures on the Acropolis this last great structure of Pericles is highlighted by the Porch of the Caryatids. Legend has it that Athena became the patron of the city by beating Poseidon in a contest here.
Since Poseodon and Athena both vied for naming Athens and Athena won, the Athenians since they were a sailing nation didn't want to upset Poseodon so they built this temple for both of the dieties here on the Acropolis.
It's just awe inspiring to see the structures built in that era. I could relate it more as even in my country we have temples built many many years before any modern technology was available. To go with it when you have a guide to...More
A very interesting architecture especially known for the porch of the Caryatids. Since we are not allowed too close to this porch, these Caryatids can be better appreciated inside the Acropolis museum where 5 of the real ones are kept.The delicate features and embellishments carved...More