"Porch of the Caryatids - Acropolis" Acropolis - Erechtheion-Caryatids Tip by Sharrie

  Porch of the Caryatids
by Sharrie

PORCH OF THE CARYATIDS - right, these are casts. The original are kept in the Acropolis Museum. Anyhow, they are great photography subject :-)

These statues (of women) were used in place of columns on the Erechteion (421-406 BC) which is situated on the most sacred site of the Acropolis. Said to be the location where Poseidon left his marks in a rock. This was once the sanctuary to Athena & Erechtheus-Poseidon. Interestingly, it was also once used in 1463 as a harem for the wives of the Turkish commander!

Directions: City center
Phone: 00302103210219
Website: http://www.ancient.eu/Erechtheion

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 21, 2003
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