Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae

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Take a trip back to the Bronze Age at Archaeological Site 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. Archaeological Site Mycenae is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Mycenae Edition.
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  • It is amazing considering the site dates back to 13th century BC. The lions gate entrance is fantastic, as it is the burial circle. It is easy to access the site with parking nearby. Well worth a visi...  more »
  • There is plenty of interest in the ancient site of Mycenae. My experience of it was less enjoyable than it otherwise might have been due to hundreds of French school children running everywhere and cl...  more »
  • Beautiful ruins of Mycenae, which bear the ragguardevolissima age thanks to a fortunate combination of breathtaking scenery and ruins so in style-really "cyclopean" appears to be the right adjective-to remain impressive and extraordinary Although little is left standing, although it is, at bottom, of grays and coarse pebbles of polished marble, not harmonious. Despite everything, the aggressive Mycenaeans left to posterity more imposing remnants of the Palace of Knossos on the other, far more advanced and refined civilization (the Cretan): the fact is that everything, the rock of Mycenae, is so big, and so well suitable for the mighty landscape, the steep ravine and green plain lapped by the sea surrounded by snow capped mountains in the distance (truly semi-perfect, landscape, and in the spring the whole is surrounded by flowering shrubs), the suits will leave you breathless If it happens in the right sunny day. Pride, then, the underlying and imponentissimo Treasury of Atreus and the pluricitata lion's Gate. But it is precisely the overall atmosphere to be unrepeatable. Watch the processionary moth.
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