Erechtheion

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Timings : Summers 08:00 - 20:00. Winters 08:00 - 18:00

Entry Fee : EUR 12

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Erechtheion, Athens Overview

The Erechtheion or Erechtheum is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. Its distinctive building has large columns are statues depicting women. Four of the original six statues are now on display in the Acropolis Museum.

The temple was built between 421 and 406 BCE. Some believe it may have been built in honour of king Erechtheus, who is buried nearby. The entire temple is built on a slope.

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