Local nameΕρέχθειο
LocationAthens, Greece

This richly decorated Ionic temple is situated near the place where Athena and Poseidon battled over the title of the protector of Athens. Athena gave the citizens of Athens an olive tree and was chosen to dominate the city over Poseidon, who created a spring with his trident. Erechtheum was dedicated to both of them.

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Opening hours

Last admission half an hour before closing.

Closed on Jan 1, Mar 25, May 1, Easter Sunday, Dec 25, Dec 26. Other holidays may have shorter opening hours.


Full ticket: €20
Reduced ticket (seniors 65+, students): €10
Children (up to 18): free
Tickets are valid for the most monuments run by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sport.

Free admission: Mar 6, Apr 18, May 18, the last weekend of Sep, every first Sunday from Nov 1 to Mar 31, Oct 28.

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +30 210 3214172

Address Theorias 12, Athens 10555, Greece

Coordinates 37°58'19.542" N 23°43'35.37" E

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