The Erechtheion (of Erechtheum) is an ancient temple on the north side of the Acropolis.
It was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon.
Some have suggested that it may have been built in honor of the King Erechtheus.
The sculptor was Phidias (who was also employed to build the Parthenon).
On the north side, there is the famous Porch of the Caryatids, with six female figures (Caryatids) as supporting columns.
Free admission days:
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
Every first Sunday (from November 1st to March 31st)
Tip: There is a unified ticket (30 euros for 5 days), that is valid for: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Archaeological Site of Lykeion, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis
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