Erechtheion, Athens

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Erechtheion, Athens - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Phone: +30-2109238724

Ticket Price: 12 EUR

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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Another testament to the astonishing architecture of the Ancient Greeks, the Erechtheion was built as a supplementary temple to the Parthenon in 420 BC. What strikes the visitor regarding its structure is its facade which consists of pillars built in the shape of women. At the time when this temple was built, the eastern part of it was dedicated to Athena, whilst the western part was dedicated to local hero Boutes, Hephaistos and other gods and heroes. Housing the older and newer cults, this temple became a unique structure in itself. This temple also houses the site of the ‘Sacred Tokens’, the marks made by Poseidon’s trident and the olive tree, the gift of Athena to the city of Athens.

The carving on the numerous pillars is something that is worth careful scrutiny. The symmetry, detail and perfection managed by the craftsmen are worth noting. This structure might seem like just any other ruin but if you look at it closely enough, you shall be able to see its original architectural brilliance. The strength of its architecture is equally commendable. It was built on uneven ground and yet the Greeks were able to build a wonderful foundation. Not a site to miss!

Re-live the good old times and know about the Greek culture during your Athens trip by visiting the iconic Erechtheion. A supplementary temple to the Parthenon and built in 420 BC, this ancient structure is attracting tourists from across the globe, since decades. The best way to explore this attraction is by getting the Erechtheion tickets from the ticket counter. If you want to ditch the line, then you can book the Erechtheion tickets, well in advance. You can also book the Erechtheion tour tickets to get a guided tour of the attraction.

Erechtheion Information

  • On some holidays the places closes at 3:00 pm, Please check while visiting.
  • You can take a combined ticket for all the archeologically important sights and it will prove to be a much cheaper option.
  • Ticket price is given in case you want to see only this attraction.
  • This site comes under the Acropolis area so you need not pay extra if you’ve bought the Acropolis ticket.

Erechtheion Ticket Prices

  • Reduced ticket price for Greek citizens: Euros 6
  • Ticket is valid (for 48hrs) for Acropolis Museum, Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens and South Slope of Acropolis.

How To reach Erechtheion by Public Transport

  • Acropolis Station: Metro

Restaurants Near Erechtheion

  • Fresko Yoghurt Bar
  • Kuzina
  • Pure Bliss

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  • Less well known than the Parthenon, it’s unique structure and the fact that was simultaneously a cult place for several Greek gods and burial place of a king, makes this temple a very special one. It has interesting “signs” of Athena Polias and Poseidon. Try to find them. Tips: one is a vegetable one and a other crosses the ceiling. It’s most well known feature though is the Porch of the Karyatids, all six here are reproductions. You can see five of the magnificent female draped figures in the New Acropolis Museum. The sixth one is in the British Museum.

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  • Just incredible! Need to see in person to truly appreciate the awesomeness that is Ancient Greek architecture.

  • Beautiful doorway and it's incredible that its current condition has managed to survive all these centuries. Great photo opportunities as well - both the monument itself, and the surrounding views of the city.

  • Not quite as well known as the Parthenon, but it is even better in my opinion. You can get up close with it which is great.

  • The Caryatids are memorable. Some of the originals are down the hill in the Acropolis museum, one in the British museum and the other destroyed. Go very early or very late. You only need 30 to 40 minutes on the Acropolis

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