Erechtheion

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens, Greece
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +30-2109238724
  • Ticket Price: 12 EUR
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Erechtheion - Review

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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Athens itinerary 1 day.

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

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  • Erechtheion Address: Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens, Greece
  • Erechtheion Contact Number: +30-2109238724
  • Erechtheion Timing: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Erechtheion Price: 12 EUR
  • Best time to visit Erechtheion(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Erechtheion: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Erechtheion

  • 95% of people who visit Athens include Erechtheion in their plan

  • 34.19% of people start their Erechtheion visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Erechtheion

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

57.27% of people prefer walking in order to reach Erechtheion

People normally club together Temple Of Athena Nike and Acropolis while planning their visit to Erechtheion.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • This is the One of the things I visited Athens for. These 6 women figures look so dramatic on the top of the Acropolis hill, ancient and proud. Even the Parthenon I don't find as attractive as the Erechtheion, even tho' the original statues are displayed in the nearby museum. So happy that I've seen it with my own eyes!

  • Absolutely stunning... The prices to get into this area isn't that expensive but being high up highly recommended you take something to keep you shaded from the sun. There is places to get cheaper water and snacks but toilets facilities are not the greatest...

  • One of my favourite Greek temples with the outstanding Porch of the Caryatids - although these are copies of the original ones (one can be seen at the British museum, and the other five at the acropolis museum) due to its choppy history. The temple was built at different heights and tried to preserve several shrines, but it is widely believed to be dedicated to Athena.

  • Absolutely spectacular, like the sirens of ancient myth you'll find yourself spellbound and unable to resist the powerful call of this truly amazing archaeological wonder.... Enjoy my friends...history awaits you :)

  • The mythical olive tree ( not the “original”!) and the 6 statues ( also copies) are the most memorable parts of this important building. 5 of the original statues are in the Acropolis museum and the 6th is in the British museum.

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