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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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$652 BOOK WITH VIATOR 4-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora
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Archaeological Site Mycenae reviews
The highlights included the archeological museum, the Lion’s gate leading up to the citadel, and the Atreus treasure tomb. Imbuing the atmosphere of an over 3 millennia old civilization was inspiring. more »
An outstanding archaeological site and UNESCO listed. We spent hours here walking around the area which is in a fantastic setting on a plateau between two mountains. Fortunately it is quite well... more »
Most people will be familiar with the image of The Lion Gate, and to actually see it and walk through it is something else. This is arguably the selling point of the site. The museum was excellent..... more »
*Warning/please read* We’ve been here a few days ago. We’ve had our car broken into and laptop and passport stolen. We parked on the official parking lot. It was around noon, there was even a snack truck and no signs of breakage. This happened to other visitors as well. There are people who steal from cars at popular historical sights. Do not leave anything valuable in your car! Be careful — it almost ruined our vacation. We were lucky that the police caught the thieves but I’m sure these are not the only people doing this kind of thing. The site itself was pretty but as with most Greek historic sights, it’s mostly a walk-through and look at it from a distance. There aren’t many descriptions at the site itself, so it’s hard to know how what you’re looking at is significant. I would strongly recommend downloading a guide before.
I expected a higher care to the ruins of Mykines after visiting Olympia. However there's not much to see apart from the well-known gate and the marvellous view from the top of the acropolis.
One of the best glorious places in Greece! During the 2nd millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the largest centers of Greek culture, being a powerful military fortress that dominated most of southern Greece. According to the myth Mycenae was built by the mythical Cyclops. In 1841 archaeologists will bring to light again the Lion Gate, thus confirming the stories and myths sung by Homer and Virgil, revealing much of the glorious history of Mycenaean civilization.
Wonderful place to discover ! Landscape and ruins worth the trip !
When I first went to Greece I had a tour of Mycanae very historic with a pinch of mythology added to it a very great place in the world.
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