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Erechtheion, Athens

4.8
#6 of 63 in Historic Sites in Athens
Monument · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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  • One of the major sites on the Acropolis, we got as close as we could and took a lot of photos. It's a bit temple and part of this sacred site.  more »
  • This was one of my favorite temples on the Acropolis. The female statues are so cool, even though they are replicas. The originals are in the Acropolis Museum close by though.  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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