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“Part of your Acropolis visit”
Review of Erechtheion

Erechtheion
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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 12 January 2018

The Erechtheion is a smaller cousin to the more famous Parthenon, but not diminished in importance or beauty. Visitors to the Acropolis can easily see both and will want to take pictures from an angle that hides the speakers or lights behind the statues of the Erechtheion.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Plan on visiting this while exploring the Parthenon. You can't get very close, but that does allow for better pictures. It is one of the few spots that isn't covered in restoration equipment at the moment. The ground is uneven, so watch your step.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This beautiful little temple is I think more beautiful than the Parthenon and is well worth the climb to the Acropolis to see.

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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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