Erechtheion

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On the northern part of the rock of the Acropolis, at the point where according to mythology king Erechtheus lived, the Erechtheion was constructed between 421 and 406 BC. According to the legend, at this point Athena and Poseidon quarreled about who would be the protector of the city. Athena was the winner and she gave her name to the city. At the architecturally complex temple they worshipped Athena Polias and other deities. In contrast with the robustness of the Parthenon, the Erechtheion is characterized by the light outline, the elaborate decorations and the unique southern porch with the Caryatids, the statues of maidens, thanks to which it became one of the most famous monuments in the world.
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