"Erechtheum and The Porch of the Caryatids" Acropolis - Erechtheion-Caryatids Tip by eksvist
Acropolis - Erechtheion-Caryatids, Athens: 45 reviews and 92 photos
The Erechtheum is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis, notable for a design that is both elegant and unusual.
The temple was built between 421 and 407 BCE. The name derived from a shrine dedicated to the legendary Greek hero Erichthonius.
On the north side, there is another large porch with columns, and on the south, the famous "Porch of the Maidens", with six draped female figures (caryatids) as supporting columns.
I think this temple more known for these maidens-caryatids ... at least I didn't know nothing about Erechtheum before my trip to Athens but the photos about the Porch of the Caryatids I was seen a lot.
Opening times and price look from my Acropolis tip.
I think these maidens are worth to see them.
Address: in the centre of city
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