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“a piece of heaven”
Review of Erechtheion

Erechtheion
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US$76.75*
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Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour
Ranked #14 of 339 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The second largest temple on the Acropolis has a complex and unique structure, including its famous Porch of the Caraytis with statues of six graceful maidens on the south side and a four-pillared porch with six Ionic columns on the north side.
Reviewed 1 August 2014

impossible to miss when you see and visit the acropolis, this temple is delicate and beautiful. great to see it is being lovingly restored due to the many years of pollution so it will be in prestine condition very soon.

Thank Phil T
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

This was my favourite temple in Athens. I especially love the columns. I wish I had a tour guide to give me more information when I was visiting. I bought a book after my visit, but I should have read about it beforehand.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

The majesty of this building is amazing. The Caryatids are stunning (Remember originals minus one are in Archaeological Museum) . These are copies that do not detract from place's energy or beauty

Thank travelling4fun18
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The remains on the Acropolis are for the most part not very complete. This is no exception, but its beauty is truly eye-catching and delicate in a sea of columns that make up the rest of the Acropolis.Construction began in 420 to replace the old temple, and it was built for religious rituals. The statues are actually called the Caryatids, and the purpose for including them in the structure has been lost over time. Unless you have a lot of difficulty with climbing, you likely won't find the steps to the Acropolis a problem.

Thank Sandy H
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Apart from the Parthenon, this was our next favourite monument on the Acropolis. Just love the way the maidens hold the portico at the corner of the building. I believe that these are not the originals, but no matter what, they add a special touch to the building ( we saw some of the originals in the Acropolis museum, apart from one which was borrowed by some English scoundrel !!). Make sure you pop over and pay a visit-it certainly enchanteed us.

Thank jimbobler
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