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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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  • Perhaps the fact that we had cycled up steep roads for several kilometers to reach this site added to the sense of reward when we finally made our way up to the Lion's Gate. It is amazing to read that...  more »
  • I am a lover of archeology, but I wasn't really interested in this site. In photos, there seemed to be just a lot of piles of rocks. It's true, there are a lot of rocks, without any real hints at what...  more »
  • I stayed locally near Nafplio; it was very easy to find and google maps took me straight there. Parking was very easy. There are plenty of signs explaining the sites, lots of information available. Yo...  more »
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  • As a lover of Greek culture and history, this place touches the soul. Loved walking in the steps of the ancients and visiting the museum. Very inspiring. May be a little bit of a drive as there is not much near the town of Mycenae, but definitely worth the visit if you have the time.
  • 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!
  • Absolutely incredible prehistoric site. The walls, the views, walking through the Lion's gate, and the tombs. Make sure you come here on a trip to the area. I came here on a day trip and I loved it.
  • The ruins are not as impressive as more recent periods like Messene. But the gate and the tombs are amazing!
  • A fortress like no other. A must see for mythic Greece fanatics. Very preserved considering the age of the construction.