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“Beautiful temple to Athena and Poseidon: Acropolis”
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Erechtheion
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Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour
Ranked #14 of 345 things to do in Athens
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 January 2018

As part of your Acropolis entry pass, this temple is worthy of a closer look. The detail and degree of preservation of this temple honoring Athena & Poseidon is amazing. Part of the structure is supported by massive female statues, the famous Caryatids, acting as columns for the porch's roof... very stoic. Be sure to walk around the building to view all is grandeur, especially to see the legendary marks of Poseidon's trident and the sacred olive tree that sprouted when Athena struck the rock with her spear. A must visit.

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

An ancient Greek temple dedicated to Athena and Poseidon. On top of the Acropolis, it is the home of The Porch of the Caryatids, an iconic Greek set of statues. Reproductions are on the temple and real ones are in the Acropolis Museum..

Thank Carl S
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Yes most people visit the Acropolis to view the Parthenon but for us this is a much better temple. You can get up close and get some great photos. Currently there is no scaffolding around this temple unlike the bigger brother that is the Parthenon. Much to admire in this great structure.

Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The Acropolis is not just the Parthenon, and this is another beautiful temple. A distinctive feature of this temple is the columns carved in the shape of women, presumably goddesses.

Thank Ron R
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This structure is close to the Parthenon atop the Acropolis and is overshadowed (sometimes literally) by its much more famous cousin. But the lack of crowds around this structure and the scaffolding and cranes in and around the Parthenon made the Erechtheion more photogenic and enjoyable to explore. When you visit the Acropolis, give this structure the attention it deserves.

Thank Mike C
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