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 Edition.
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  • We were extremely fortuitous to have an opportunity to enjoy this site on 2/26/2020 before Covid-19 virus contagion exploded worldwide and tourism got shut down. This was an important settlement...  more »
  • Not much traffic at the open, maybe a dozen visitors. Be ready for strong winds. The Lion Gate, though a well-known iconic sight, is really impressive. Ruins of the Grave circle and Granary near the.....  more »
  • A beautiful architectural site up on a hill overlooking the countryside. The Lionsgate entrance and many structures of historic value. A small museum. Hot. Bring water.  more »
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