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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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  • This temple sits adjacent to the Parthenon and is spectacular in it's own right. The beautiful marble pillars and exquisite figurines are a joy to behold.  more »
  • This is probably the most attractive of the temples with the roof supported by statues of maidens known as the Caryatids. You can see the originals in the Acropolis Museum.  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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