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The second largest temple on the Acropolis has a complex and unique...

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.

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Beautiful even though the cariatides are not the orginals

This temple with its famous sculptures is perhaps the most charming part of the Acropolis. The original sculptures are now in museums (in Athens). I've always like the size and... read more

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This temple with its famous sculptures is perhaps the most charming part of the Acropolis. The original sculptures are now in museums (in Athens). I've always like the size and proportions of this temple as it seems far more real and scaled to humans than the Parthenon.

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An absolute must for everyone visiting Athens Acropolis. A masterpiece of Ancient Art with a talkative history through ages. You only can imagine how this monument was in pristine condition.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most visitors to the Acropolis will have seen The Erchtheion and just not realised what it was. As with The Acropolis I would recommend a very early start to get the best pictures and to avoid the mob. This is just inside the site of The Acropolis. Just 70-80m's to the left as you go in. Because the Acropolis itself... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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This is a temple located within the Acropolis next to the Parthenon. It's reasonably well preserved and worth looking at, but is not as impressive as the Parthenon itself.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think this was my favorite structure on top of the Acropolis. The Carytids are incredible and so powerful in it's representation of the ancient society that was ancient Greece.

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunningly beautiful building on the Acropolis. To my eye it is even more impressive than the adjacent Parthenon. Also, more interesting because it is built on two levels. And the Caryatids are magnificent.

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The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to explore at the Acropolis. These beauties ring the temple - each statue different from the next. While you won't be able to get up close and personal with the ladies, if you go to the Acropolis Museum, you will have a chance to see a few of them who now grace a special spot.

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Erectheion is much better preserved than the far bigger Parthenon. This is actually mainly due to a gunpowder magazine exploding in the Parthenon in 1687 - up to that point it remained mostly intact. Anyway, the Erectheion is no ruin. Be sure to check out the olive tree in front of the building. According to legend it´s the first olive... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Erechtheion and its statues are wonderful. Right in front of Parthenon, this small temple is a perfect architectural achievement. One of the original statues is in London, British Museum. It is a fact that the British Ambassador got from the Turkish ruler of Athens the authorisation to take a lot of remains ... if fallen on the floor. We understand... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking up on the Acropolis and seeing the ruins there also brings you to this building. The sculptures are beautiful and there is plenty of room to walk around this building to see something that has stood the endless years and are here for you to enjoy and respect, absolutely worth the walk and time needed to experience this!

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