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Ancient Mycenae, Mycenae

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Take a trip back to the Bronze Age at Ancient Mycenae, one of the world's most significant archaeological sites. Featured on the World Heritage List, the site was once a major military stronghold. The ruins stand on a rugged hill 90 km (55 mi) southwest of Athens. At its peak in the 14th century BCE, the fortress and the surrounding town housed a population of more than 30,000. To see the remains of the palace complex and the famous beehive tombs, purchase a ticket at the main entrance, known as the Lion Gate. The path to the main gate is steep, so wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water. Arrange to visit Ancient Mycenae and other attractions in Mycenae using our Mycenae family vacation planner.
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  • The ancient fortress of Mycenae is a lovely visit. You can see the Lions Gate and a couple of tombs similar to the Treasury of Atreus. You can find them at the entrance, along a road which turns off to the right and down. It is a really nice visit.
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  • This is one of the highlights of our visit to Greece. The site has been occupied for over 3500 years and, of course, is where Agamemnon ruled at the time of the Trojan war. There are some unforgettabl...  more »
  • Drive all the way to the top of the road - it becomes a parking lot. I arrived at Mycenae from Epidaurus at 10:00 AM on Friday. This was a huge mistake! There were at least four buses there, two of el...  more »
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  • Greek for lovers. Upon a good bicycle tour we hit that place. We cannot always bike. So we made something good in terms of culture. We enjoyed the good Local food and drinks. Nice environment. Recommended for real Greek lovers. Worse to go!
  • A beautiful escape from Athens and only 1.5 hours away. The views are spectacular! The ruins are well maintained and you are free to wander. Pickup a map at the ticket booth for an easy, self-guided tour.
  • Wonderful place to discover an ancient world. I recommend to taste the fresh squeezed orange juice.
  • Definitely worth a visit. Really enjoyed the vistas. It's a short trip from Athens and it can be combined with a visit to Epidaurus and the seaside city of Nauplion.
  • Very picturesque place with amazing history behind it. Very well organised, and with cheap prices!