In the Erechtheion there are wonderful carvings, and one can see the Caryatids, which are figures of sculpted women, in ancient Greece they were used as support pillars for the buildings. Six Caryatids that was here hold the terraces roods, and are the most beautiful of their kinds in the world. The ones you see here are actually copies of the original Caryatids, 5 of them were moved for display in the New Acropolis Museum in order to preserve them from the famous air pollution of Athens. The sixth pillar, is located in a British Museum, after a British Lord took one hundreds of years ago.
In the temple itself, notice Poseidon striking the ceiling and floor, and taking water from the stream, in a competition against Athena. According to mythology this competition was held to see whose name would be the new name of the city. You can already guess who won that competition in Athens, right?
Next to the grave, on its northern side, you can see an olive tree. According to Greek mythology, Athena planted this tree, while competing with Poseidon, by striking the rock with a spear.