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“The caryatids are still standing”
Review of Erechtheion

Erechtheion
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Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour
Ranked #14 of 345 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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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 4 weeks ago

Great restoration work has kept these beauties standing and for full view at the Acropolis site. I loved seeing them in the museum and then holding up the building. This was a foreshadowing for me to be here. As I chose this postcard in my leadership class when thinking about being back in grad school. The women were holding up the building. Without us there would be no building. We were standing between the book of knowledge inviting people to come in.
I didn't realize it was the postcard I picked until I was in front of them. Took lots of pictures of them inside the museum and outside of the museum. The detail is incredible. Must see!

Thank Tina M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this is one of the more interesting spots in the Acropolis. The statuesque columns are hauntingly beautiful and unique. It's unfortunate that you can't get closer to them though, the area is cordoned off. Don't miss this when you are on the Acropolis.

Thank vern C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of the Acropolis Complex, this must be seen. Try to have a very good guide on hands or hire a very good and knowledgeable guide with you, otherwise you end up just seeing a lot of piled stones. The history behind the monuments is very interesting. This reflects not only Greece and Greek history, but also the world history and philosophy and the understanding of our world nowadays.

Thank PECoelho
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Breathtaking, so worth the climb up the Acropolis, to see these beauties "in person" We followed our iPhone GPS on foot, and enjoyed the pedestrian walkways and staircases and discovering the Parthenon.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

One of my favorite places in the Acropolis area. Definitely head around back to see THE OLIVE TREE, supposedly given to the Greeks by Athena. The original 6 figures are in display at the museum, but there is something breathtaking about seeing the Erechtheion in person.

Thank Tracey U
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