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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. Make Erechtheion part of your personalized Athens itinerary using our Athens tour planner.
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  • An impressive building site of the Erechtheion was the holiest of the Acropolis. On the north side of the building has six ionic columns while in the South there are six wonderful statues that daughters later were called Caryatids. The Second from the West Daughter is in the British Museum. Worth the view!
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  • For my taste you can keep much and Miss many details, impressive., I recommend reading something of the history of this temple, not as great as the Parthenon, but very interesting
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  • It is part of Acropolis and popular place for tourists. One should carry a good camera to catch the beauty of this structure. One has to walk up the hill hence should have proper foot wear. Interestin...  more »
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  • Awesome ruins. Be careful walking. Ground has very slippery surface on some places (marble?) Great views of Athens and the coast.
  • ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS The view of the western side of the magnificent PARTHENON, and the eastern side of the ERECHTHEION which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. At the front side of the Erechthion you can see the five of the six CARYATIDS . Caryatid is the name given to an architectural column which takes the form of a standing female figure. The most celebrated examples are found in the south porch of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis of Athens. Erechtheion was constructed between 421 and 406 BCE. The Caryatids now are copies. Five of the originals reside in the Acropolis Museum of Athens and the other is in the British Museum, London.
  • 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!
  • greek history at it's best....hope they can keep restoring.
  • Pretty cool, I wish they would rebuild everything.