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The second largest temple on the Acropolis has a complex and unique...

The second largest temple on the Acropolis has a complex and unique structure, including its famous Porch of the Caraytis with statues of six graceful maidens on the south side and a four-pillared porch with six Ionic columns on the north side.

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Erechtheion

This is on top of the Akropolis of Athens. It's a temple dedicated to Possidon, the brother of the virgin goddess Athena whose temple is nearby. Erechtheion has sculptures of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is on top of the Akropolis of Athens. It's a temple dedicated to Possidon, the brother of the virgin goddess Athena whose temple is nearby. Erechtheion has sculptures of beautiful maidens holding up the base. It is currently being restored to its former glory.

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Blagoveshchenskaya, Russia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many people pay more attention to the Parthenon temple, while this one is the main one and devoted to Poseidon.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You're on the Acropolis so you have to see this and it is fone though it is mostly reproduced. It is OK as a part of the view but not worth a trip by itself.

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive, even if the original caryatids are in the new and spectacular Acropolis Museum with copies left in situ.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After enduring the Parthenon partly covered in scaffolding one is glad to be able to enjoy unobstructed views of a temple. However after a few seconds the difference in colour between the walls and the figurines becomes apparent. Eventually one realizes that the "Caryatides" are replicas (the originals "safely" kept in the Acropolis Museum) and cannot help but feel cheated.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see for any visit to Athens. Looking up at it from the ground, the climb is a daunting prospect but it really isn't such hard work as it seems and the path and steps are actually quite gentle. It is certainly well worth it when you get there.

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Thank MaryTMK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth seeing! The real statues are preserved in the Acropolis museum. Amazing to walk around and just take it all in.

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Ypsilanti
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing to see the Erechtheion with its lady-columns in person. The originals are in the Acropolis Museum, but it's neat to see where they would have been.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to Athens, visiting the Acropolis is obviously a must and the Erechtheion is a must on the Acropolis. Take your time, work all the way around it. Find the crack Poseidon made and the tree Athena brought forth (a new one was planted on the spot).

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The real (much copied) carytids are in the Acropolis Museum - and only 5 of them survive - but the reconstructed versions that adorn the Erechtheion behind the Parthenon on the Acropolos Hill do the job as they help the casual visitor appreciate the excellence of the design. You can't access the interior but you can circumnavigate it by foot.... More 

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