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Erechtheion, Athens

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The Erechtheion is the most sacred of the ancient temples. It was the last of the great works of Pericles. Athena and Poseidon were worshipped here. Poseidon who was the city's old patron was also known as Erechtheus. According to legend, the Erechtheion was the site on which Athena and Poseidon ... Read review

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Don't forget the Erechtheion

AdvantagesWonderful monument, spectacular views.

DisadvantagesHot, busy.

"The Erechtheion is the most sacred of the ancient temples. It was the last of the great works of Pericles. Athena and Poseidon were worshipped here. Poseidon who was the city's old patron was also known as Erechtheus. According to legend, the Erechtheion was the site on which Athena and Poseidon held a contest to see who would posses Athens. Athena won and at the touch of her spear the first ever olive tree appeared from the ground. The Erechtheion ..." Read review
13.12.2007

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City Athens
Type Attraction
Country Greece
Continent Europe

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