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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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  • Steeped in myth and mystery it was marvellous seeing it just after opening time on a peerless clear sunny morning. The Ionic beauty is wonderful from viewpoints all around. One of the most dramatic.....  more »
  • Was lucky to have had the commentary of a very informative guide and an earlier visit to the Acropolis museum to make the visit more meaningful. Would strongly recommend a half day sightseeing tour...  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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