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Erechtheion, Athens

4.8
Monument · Hidden Gem · Ruin
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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  • Interesting to see the sacred olive tree and were speculating whether this was the same tree after 2000 + years. Even if not, we certainly felt the weight of history here, absorbing all the events of....  more »
  • Finally saw this temple, which is so well known, especially as daily l see the church in Central London, UK, based upon it.  more »
  • Steeped in myth and mystery it was marvellous seeing it just after opening time on a peerless clear sunny morning. The Ionic beauty is wonderful from viewpoints all around. One of the most dramatic.....  more »
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  • great monument to go see while you are walking around the Acropolis
  • A wonderful ancient historical monument.
  • A beautiful temple. The story behind it is interesting. Make sure to check out where Poseidon’s trident left its mark.
  • A National treasure. No easy way to describe this place except that it is simply marvellous. Located opposite to the Pantheon. Can get crowded in the summer months and holiday season. Must see. Highly recommended. Entry fee applicable.
  • A great temple on the Acropolis, have a look where the olive tree was planted and also the gaps in the roof and floor for the Trident. Get a guide to explain, it makes the experience more fulfilling

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