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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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A highlight of the Acropolis site

This marble Ionic temple is quite a highlight when visiting the Acropolis site. It is situated in the most sacred spot of the site where Athena is said to have planted her olive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you visit the Parthenon this is part of it. We are fighting for the missing sister to be reunited with her sisters in the museum. she is currently in England and we want her back. Great history go take a picture near the olive tree.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This attraction is really cool! However..... your over it in about 5 minutes, :). Snap a picture, read the sign, say wow, move on! :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This marble Ionic temple is quite a highlight when visiting the Acropolis site. It is situated in the most sacred spot of the site where Athena is said to have planted her olive tree, a gift to the city of Athens. The beautiful marble statues of the Caryatids (maidens) support the temple in place of columns. The real statues are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be sure to purchase the Acropolis ticket, 30E. It gives you access to the Acropolis and museums. The Erechteion, 6 ladies, is ancient temple dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. It's a "must see." Hard to imagine how somone could carve these ladies from marble. Rick Steve's has an excellent audio tour detailing the Acropolis area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth seeing this temple while up on the Acropolis. The fact that the layout of this temple is different to most other temples make this a must see. The Caryatids (women pillars) are the highlight of the temple and while they may be casts of the originals, it is still awe inspiring to see them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Erechtheion is my favorite structure on the Acropolis. Be certain to walk all the way around, down the back steps to see inside the main structure. Don't miss the Olive tree growing miraculously beneath the statues. HIGHLY recommend hiring a guide from by the ticket booth! Changed our experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great reason why you need to visit the Acropolis historical site! Highly recommend for everyone to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this structure is diminutive compared to the Parthenon, it is in much better condition and impressive on its own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building has been dedicated and rededicated many times over since early antiquity. Today we see about four parts to it, but it has been transformed. During the Byzantine Period it was converted to a church and the Ottomans built up the walls and housed the Turkish commander's haren during the Ottoman period. It was converted to a palace by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will see this when you go up the Acropolis. Go early in the morning to beat the crowds so you can enjoy better.

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