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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.
Erechtheion is just opposite the Parthenon, the most attractive porch with the six Caryatids is just a copy but still, they capture visitors' attentions. The five original Caryatids were displayed at the Arcopolis Museum and one of them in British museum London.
This temple stands on the most sacred part of the Acropolis. It was the spot where Poseidon struck the ground with his trident and where Athena produced the olive tree. The most beautiful is the porch of the Caryatids.
The Erechtheion is another temple that sits on the Acropolis adjacent to the Parthenon. I particularly enjoyed the six Caryatids that support the porch facing the Parthenon. Built to support the adjoining roof, they are delicate appearing statues of six maidens holding up the roof...More
So ago, it was built, but it still tells a story!! Take your time, as It tells you! As in everything on this visit, I was deeply impressed by the epic nature of its building, and its meaning. The effort was supreme, and the builders...More
This is a very complex building built 421-405 B.C. and worth studying to try and understand it. It is really composed of three parts. It was designed by Mnesicles. The eastern part forms the shrine to Athena Polias guardian of the city, with a hexastyle...More