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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  • MUCH MUCH older than the Acropolis, a visit to this historical site will help you understand the different time periods of Greek history. This site took place around the time of The Iliad and The... 
    MUCH MUCH older than the Acropolis, a visit to this historical site will help you understand the different time periods of Greek history. This site took place around the time of The Iliad and The...  more »
  • this is the golden gem of the Peloponnese peninsula ! the most powerful civ during the bronze age. this is a must see if you visit greece! 
    this is the golden gem of the Peloponnese peninsula ! the most powerful civ during the bronze age. this is a must see if you visit greece!  more »
  • Quite an interesting place to visit. It is so old - it’s amazing that it still exists. While most of what you see are the foundations of buildings, the Cyclopean wall of the citadel, the Lion Gate... 
    Quite an interesting place to visit. It is so old - it’s amazing that it still exists. While most of what you see are the foundations of buildings, the Cyclopean wall of the citadel, the Lion Gate...  more »
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  • A tantalizing and thought provoking glimpse into a core part of European history. Well maintained and accessible site with an interesting and informative museum. Not to mention the absolutely incredible views.
  • Enough info is provided to help you really appreciate the site. You can wander along the rough paths and explore the ruins. Very quiet on a cold winter's day.
  • A great site set with a beautiful backdrop. The tunnels dug for a water source were particularly cool. The museum was also just extensive enough with being too long
  • Wonderful place to go and see original settlements and artifacts of the myceneans. If you don't care about history of it then you'll just have nice country side and a good view of the valley and sea nearby (probably not worth it for those people).
  • Impressive masonry, given the 3300 years technology! The view across the Argive valley is also beautiful and gives a sense of majesty to the place. The tombs are also a must see, they are wondrous.

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