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“Erechtheion with the famous "Porch of the Caryatids"”
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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 14 January 2018

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)
28 October
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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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.

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