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Erechtheion, Athens

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Across from the Parthenon, Erechtheion has gained acclaim for its south porch, which is supported by female figures in place of traditional columns. These six figures, called caryatids, play the same architectural role as columns and were built from marble. The caryatids are exact replicas of the originals, which are on display in a protected environment in the Acropolis Museum. The temple was built between 420 and 406 BCE, and the complex was designed to protect its several sacred shrines. Using our world travel planner, Athens attractions like Erechtheion can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Temple of Érechthéion is an ionic temple of Athena, built during 421–405 BC on the Acropolis at Athens, famous largely for its complexity and for the exquisite perfection of its details. ... It... 
    The Temple of Érechthéion is an ionic temple of Athena, built during 421–405 BC on the Acropolis at Athens, famous largely for its complexity and for the exquisite perfection of its details. ... It...  more »
  • It is a big unique temple. It is decorated with the standing maidens as pillars. It is located in the acropolis and it is the second largest after Parthenon. 
    It is a big unique temple. It is decorated with the standing maidens as pillars. It is located in the acropolis and it is the second largest after Parthenon.  more »
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  • great monument to go see while you are walking around the Acropolis
  • A wonderful ancient historical monument.

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