Athens Sights & Monuments - The Ancient Erechtheion in Athens, Greece is a historically significant monument located on the Acropolis. Featuring iconic Caryatids that support its roof, this structure has become one of the most recognizable symbols of Athens. Originally dedicated to the goddess of wisdom and warriors, Athena, the Erechtheion played a vital role in ancient religious sacraments. Visitors can still view the ancient statue of Athena within the temple. Nearby, the entrance to the cave where the sacred snake Athens, an incarnation of the legendary hero Erechtheus, lived can be found. This sacred site was named in honor of Erechtheus. The Erechtheion was constructed in 406 BC and even today, the preserved statue remains a magnificent and awe-inspiring sight to behold.

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