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Ancient Mycenae, Mycenae
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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Sorprende al visitante la contemplación de la fortaleza de Micenas y su extraordinaria arquitectura con piedras bien trabajadas de varias toneladas. La visión de la Puerta de los Leones, la principal ... read more »It surprises the visitor the contemplation of the fortress of Mycenae and its extraordinary architecture with well worked stones of several tons. The vision of the Lions Gate, the main entrance to the fortress leaves you simply speechless by the wonder of its construction. The climb to the fortress, very well located for the defense, is a bit tired because the marble from the main entrance sliding quite. Immerse yourself in the history of the ancient Greece and recreate the old struggles of Troy and the intrigues of the family of Agamemnon is perfectly possible seeing the archaeological remains of the fortress and its dependencies, not to mention the impressive sarcophagus that we are. The view of the Valley from atop is extraordinary and only that is the reason why the trip is essential. Recommendations: good shoes and a bottle of water. ah, should not forget the small museum located at the base of the archaeological site because allows us to or ochre-how was the fortress and the archaeological excavations advance.! Must-see for visitorsshow original
Я бы сказала, что история и легенды этого места намного интереснее оставшихся руин (даже при всей моей любви к истории, легендам и развалинам). Возможно, если посетить Микены сначала путешествия, то о... read more »I would say that history and legends of this place much more interesting remaining ruins (even with all of my love for history, legends and the ruins). Perhaps if you visit Mycenae first travel, then they can something to impress, but they were already almost at the end, so a special delight. The only thing that is encouraging is the fact that you are in the great historical place. For those who don't know, it was the centrepiece of the Mycenaean culture 2-(e) th. BCE according to legend, the city was built by Perseem. According to the legends, Mycenae was the strongest State of mainland Greece. Here lived the King Agamemnon, leader of the campaign against Troy, as well as many of the characters Homer and much more interesting things here bylo, no proshlo))) were subordinated to the neighbouring Mycenae Argos, and their inhabitants eventually fled. So, forgive me fans of this place, but my subjective opinion)))show original
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