"Erectheion" Acropolis - Erechtheion-Caryatids Tip by AsterixSg

  Caraytids - Erictheon
by AsterixSg

To the north of the Parthenon lies the Erectheion. It was built in 421 BC and used to be the dwelling of Erectheos. To the south of the Erectheion is the Porch of the Caraytids. 5 of the Kores statues (which kind of hold the roof on their heads) are in the Acropolis museum and a sixth is in the British Museum. What you see in the Erectheion now are plaster casts.

The original statues are found in the Acropolis Museum.

Phone: +30 21 0321 0219
Website: http://www.ancient.eu/Erechtheion

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jan 18, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Keep your head and heart in the right direction and you'll never have to worry about your feet.”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 3 2 7 4

Have you been to Athens?

  Share Your Travels