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Erechtheion, Athens

Categories: Ruins, Monuments, Tourist Spots
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Across from the Parthenon, Erechtheion has gained acclaim for its south porch, which is supported by female figures in place of traditional columns. These six figures, called caryatids, play the same architectural role as columns and were built from marble. The caryatids are exact replicas of the originals, which are on display in a protected environment in the Acropolis Museum. The temple was built between 420 and 406 BCE, and the complex was designed to protect its several sacred shrines. Make Erechtheion part of your personalized Athens itinerary using our Athens tour planner.
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  • Pure wonder marred by scaffolding of restructuring. I was upset that I am not able to enjoy till the end of your visit.
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  • Within the visit to the Parthenon, sometimes people do not realize and take another path. This temple, or what remains of it is beautiful because among the columns of see sculptures! If you visit the Parthenon do not forget to look for it! Beautiful!
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  • Time dedicated to Athena and Poseidon, is another highlight among the other temples in Ácrople. The statues profiled are beautiful and keep details preserved. Very pretty!
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  • Hands down the best part of the Acropolis. Make sure you listen to the audio or guide so your able to thoroughly enjoy the glory of the structure!
  • Simply perfect. The more intact temple of the acropolis. Go there with a guide.
  • One of the nicest buildings of the Acropolis. The Charyatids are particularly cool.
  • Well famous and incredible. The real kariotides are in the nearby museum, the ones exposed have been replaced.
  • It's one of the most famous and beautiful building of the Acropolis
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