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Erechtheion, Athens

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#6 of 65 in Historic Sites in Athens
Monument · Hidden Gem · Ruin
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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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  • So good to be here... wonderful structures... and the work that has been done to restore and prepare them the way that they have. Wonderful work, wonderful to see. 
    So good to be here... wonderful structures... and the work that has been done to restore and prepare them the way that they have. Wonderful work, wonderful to see.  more »
  • still under reconstruction, which at the moment focuses on the parthenon, but still makes an amazing impression. The tribune used to receive the processions with columns in the shape of young girls.....  more
    still under reconstruction, which at the moment focuses on the parthenon, but still makes an amazing impression. The tribune used to receive the processions with columns in the shape of young girls.....  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.
  • Breath-taking site... Absolutely a must visit and experience. I don't even know what to say other than I'm so happy this exists on this world.

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