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Erechtheion, Athens

#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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  • The second largest Temple of the Acropolis, and one of the best preserved. We took our time to walk around it to appreciate it from all sides.  more »
  • Erechtheion is a Temple dedicated to both, Athena and Poseidon, set just across the imposing Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis. While the Parthenon dominates the site, Erechheion is smaller but more.....  more »
  • great monument to go see while you are walking around the Acropolis
  • A wonderful ancient historical monument.

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