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Address: Athens 10558, Greece
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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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Such a cool little temple.

Definitely worth seeing this temple while up on the Acropolis. The fact that the layout of this temple is different to most other temples make this a must see. The Caryatids... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely worth seeing this temple while up on the Acropolis. The fact that the layout of this temple is different to most other temples make this a must see. The Caryatids (women pillars) are the highlight of the temple and while they may be casts of the originals, it is still awe inspiring to see them.

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The Erechtheion is my favorite structure on the Acropolis. Be certain to walk all the way around, down the back steps to see inside the main structure. Don't miss the Olive tree growing miraculously beneath the statues. HIGHLY recommend hiring a guide from by the ticket booth! Changed our experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great reason why you need to visit the Acropolis historical site! Highly recommend for everyone to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While this structure is diminutive compared to the Parthenon, it is in much better condition and impressive on its own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This building has been dedicated and rededicated many times over since early antiquity. Today we see about four parts to it, but it has been transformed. During the Byzantine Period it was converted to a church and the Ottomans built up the walls and housed the Turkish commander's haren during the Ottoman period. It was converted to a palace by... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will see this when you go up the Acropolis. Go early in the morning to beat the crowds so you can enjoy better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is part of Acropolis and popular place for tourists. One should carry a good camera to catch the beauty of this structure. One has to walk up the hill hence should have proper foot wear. Interesting history and statues are wonderful . The original statues are in museum and are masterpieces. MUST SEE

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the top of the Acropolis look to the left to view this site. Note the olive tree supposedly given by Athena to the Athenians for peace and harmony.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice with many stairs but worth it. Go and see the statues from close distance. You should walk up a hill though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is beautiful; however, its significance, both in Ancient Greece and more modern times, will not be appreciated without a guide. This is part of Acropolis. It is not a separate "Thing to Do."

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