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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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Acropolis, Athens 10558, Greece
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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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LincolnClark
Reviewed 2 days ago

Never thought that these people 2500 years ago would be able to install such a thing. Very nice indeed. Today couldn’t be possible cause of city planning restrictions.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bluedelity
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even though the hill was high but it was nice making it to the top. It reminds me of movies that i watch on tv

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank naiema
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jlrmar2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building/temple was beautifully preserved, the beauty of the 6 statues holding the back balcony, was breathtaking. The details of their clothing was incredible. Loved staring at the Erechteion.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carolina I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kathinated
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank arvind1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tales of love and loyalty behind this edifice make it all the more interesting, and like all Greek monuments almost touchable

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LordCadwell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 943susanJ943
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