Trip Planner: Athens / Erechtheion
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.
Tours to Erechtheion
BOOK WITH VIATOR Athens All Included: Acropolis and Museum In a Cultural Guided Walking Tour
Tours from $87 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour
Tours from $35 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum
Tours from $38 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum Tour
Duration: 3h 30min
Tours from $62 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR 4 Hours - Athens & Acropolis Highlights Private Tour
Tours from $148 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip The Line: Acropolis & Parthenon Ticket with Audio Tours
Duration: 1h - 5h
Tours from $16 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Skip-the-Line Private Tour with Licensed Expert
Tours from $160 ›
This is part of the Acropolis One of the main attractions of the Acropolis. The temple's most famous feature is the six female statues that form the Porch of the Caryatids. An inspired piece of...
This is part of the Acropolis One of the main attractions of the Acropolis. The temple's most famous feature is the six female statues that form the Porch of the Caryatids. An inspired piece of... more »
Within the Acropolis complex is the Erechtheion, constructed around 430 B.C and within the site is the well preserved "Porch of Maidens", after the Parthenon it is the largest building within the...
Within the Acropolis complex is the Erechtheion, constructed around 430 B.C and within the site is the well preserved "Porch of Maidens", after the Parthenon it is the largest building within the... more »
What a beautiful place atop the Acropolis and just across from the Parthenon. Not as majestic but more intact, we found ourselves lingering longer at this less crowded site. The impressive statues of the ladies were a sight to behold. Was our favorite part at the Acropolis.
What a beautiful building on top of the Acropolis. Sure, it may not be as majestic or well known as the Parthenon, but it’s certainly more intact. My wife and I took more time here since it’s less crowded. A truly stunning site with the ladies at the center.
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