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This temple with its famous sculptures is perhaps the most charming part of the Acropolis. The original sculptures are now in museums (in Athens). I've always like the size and proportions of this temple as it seems far more real and scaled to humans than...More
Most visitors to the Acropolis will have seen The Erchtheion and just not realised what it was. As with The Acropolis I would recommend a very early start to get the best pictures and to avoid the mob.
This is just inside the site of...More
Stunningly beautiful building on the Acropolis. To my eye it is even more impressive than the adjacent Parthenon. Also, more interesting because it is built on two levels. And the Caryatids are magnificent.
There is so much to explore at the Acropolis. These beauties ring the temple - each statue different from the next. While you won't be able to get up close and personal with the ladies, if you go to the Acropolis Museum, you will have...More
Erectheion is much better preserved than the far bigger Parthenon. This is actually mainly due to a gunpowder magazine exploding in the Parthenon in 1687 - up to that point it remained mostly intact. Anyway, the Erectheion is no ruin.
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Erechtheion and its statues are wonderful.
Right in front of Parthenon, this small temple is a perfect architectural achievement.
One of the original statues is in London, British Museum.
It is a fact that the British Ambassador got from the Turkish ruler of Athens the...More
Walking up on the Acropolis and seeing the ruins there also brings you to this building. The sculptures are beautiful and there is plenty of room to walk around this building to see something that has stood the endless years and are here for you...More