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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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  • Right next door to the Panthion On the North side of the Acropolis is the Erechtheion, which was a separate temple to Athena and Poseidon built around 420 BC. Unfortunately, much of the temple was... 
    Right next door to the Panthion On the North side of the Acropolis is the Erechtheion, which was a separate temple to Athena and Poseidon built around 420 BC. Unfortunately, much of the temple was...  more »
  • The Erechtheion is really a special building in so many ways. Obviously, you have the porch with the six maidens, which clearly is the first detail that one notices. But it's also special because... 
    The Erechtheion is really a special building in so many ways. Obviously, you have the porch with the six maidens, which clearly is the first detail that one notices. But it's also special because...  more »
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  • 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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