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Erechtheion, Athens

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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. Using our world travel planner, Athens attractions like Erechtheion can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is another temple on top of the Acropolis. Quite a bit smaller than the Parthenon, it is still an impressive structure and worthy spending some time wandering past it to admire it more closely.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful and interesting of the Acropolis. The most evocative buildings I've ever seen.
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  • What liked of all the Acropolis. While the caryatids are not the originals, they are just very good. Very photogenic.
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  • Temple of Erected at Temple of the Acropolis is a representative of the Acropolis, this ancient Greek architecture more than 2000 years of history without the magnificent Padman temple, but the temple of the caryatids, lifelike statue of the woman Carved into the pillars, it is impressive when the Greeks have such superb artistic attainments and engraving techniques. After seeing the Padre temple, it is common for one to first notice the Padman temple before seeing the other buildings next to it. The temple's pillars are quite special and are the six girls with baskets styling, quite special and worth seeing (of course you can see them in the museum of course) The temple is part of the Acropolis complex . Here are the characteristic porches of the Caryatids, which seem to be the most well-preserved or well-restored part of the ruins. Although the Parthenon may be the most famous and largest attraction in Athens, I think the Temple of Erected at God is even more in line with my appetite. If you come, be sure to walk around it and take a look around. Here is a true testimony of the Greek civilization of art, architecture and civilization. This temple is located in the corner of the Acropolis, unlike other square temples, the temple is a girl's pillars, not as much as other body mass, but it seems a lot of soft, carved lifelike, admire Endless.
  • Beautiful ancient temple at the top of the hill of Acropolis of Athens. Good photo opportunities, panoramic view of Athens city.
  • Just stunning when you something that is older than 200 years. Simply amazing
  • A relatively well preserved temple in the Ionic-style Acropolis. Here, the most interesting are Tsararyatids - columns shaped like a female statue. Keep in mind that the real ones are in the Acropolis Museum, and those in the temple are just spears.
  • Less well known than the Parthenon, it’s unique structure and the fact that was simultaneously a cult place for several Greek gods and burial place of a king, makes this temple a very special one. It has interesting “signs” of Athena Polias and Poseidon. Try to find them. Tips: one is a vegetable one and a other crosses the ceiling. It’s most well known feature though is the Porch of the Karyatids, all six here are reproductions. You can see five of the magnificent female draped figures in the New Acropolis Museum. The sixth one is in the British Museum.
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