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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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シュリーマンが発見したミケーネ遺跡。 個人で行くのは厳しそうだったんで現地ツアーに申し込んで行ってきました。 ツアーだと入口までバスで行ってくれるので便利です。 非常に古い遺跡ですのでしっかり残っているのはライオンゲートぐらいであとは瓦礫の大地が広がります。 周りは広大な自然で何もありません。 想像力を働かせて遺跡を散策するのが一番です。 more »Schliemann discovered Mycenaean ruins. It was tough to go on tour and has been doing sign up for. A convenient tour and will go by bus to the entrance. Because it is a very old archaeological remains firmly in Lions Gate after increases of rubble. Around a vast natural, nothing. Imagination is best to explore the ruins.
We had lovely weather when we visited the Sparti/Mycenae area and we were nearly alone in our venture. The site was larger than we thought and to imagine the people that lived in that complex we had t... more »
Grecia, ese pequeño punto en el mapa y cuna de la civilización occidental, te permite visitar y admirar fácilmente uno o más de las decenas de lugares donde nació la civilización gracias a su pequeña ... more »Greece, that little dot on the map and cradle of Western civilization, allows you to visit and admire easily one or more of the dozens of places where was born the civilization due to its small size, even in a single day. Here, visitors have the possibility to admire, watch and be aware that the institutions and values that define today's world today come from the ancient Greece. Simply making a visit to one of the hundreds of attractions. Our goal at Greciaqui is to offer the visitor a different tour who ever lived, simple descriptions, but rather, in a participatory manner (if desired), we help the traveler of today to complete their desires and live this journey, traveling at the time, as a wonderful life experience. That said, a Sunday in March we decided to travel from Athens to Mycenae, Tiryns and Nafplion, as one of the so many times since the beginning of Greciaqui. With the aim of sharing in company with all visitors of Greciaqui joy and unrepeatable experience of this tour in the land of Argolida. Our journey began from Mycenae which is the most important prehistoric city of Greece and the center of the largest prehistoric civilizations that lasted from the 16th century BC to the 11th century BC early in the morning and with the necessary equipment, we go out of Athens with all desire to live closely the experience of this tour. After two hours we arrived at Mycenae in the Peloponnese, with the climate on our side. Two hours of journey to the heart of the Argolida land, as well as the following two hours of our presence in the archaeological place, we would say that it really was the passage in the time tunnel which easily can take visitors 3,500 years ago. Continuing our journey in Mycenae, we first passed by the contemporary town of Mycenae and then climb up to the ancient Acropolis. There we feel the aura of the ancient civilization that was unique, makes you immediately understand the importance of this unique place to see the passing of the centuries. Founder of Mycenae according to mythology was Perseus son of the leader of the 12 gods of Olympus, Zeus and his mother the mortal Danae. Mycenae place name is due to the cover (in ancient Greek μυκής) of Perseus sword, after his sword fell - according to beliefs - dropped you the liner in this place. A little before reaching the Acropolis of Mycenae to the West and on the left, we found outside the walls of the so-called "treasure of Atreus" one of the most remarkable monuments of the era of copper and maybe it shows most beautiful of Mycenaean architecture. It is dated approximately in 1,330 B.c. and it is clear that it is the tomb of an important member of the Royal family of Mycenae and believed, although it can not prove that it was the funerary monument of Agamemnon, King of Mycenae. King Agamemnon was known internationally as the most powerful and wealthy of the ancient Greece. The idea of Micenas Agamenón was the first "union" of the Greeks - each city at that time was an independent State – against the city of Troy (the rich Greek city on the North coast of the current Asia minor) and in the beginning of the Trojan war i.e. the issuance of the Greeks against the Trojans as a response to the kidnapping of the spouse of Menelaus - la bella Helena-from the hands of the Prince of Troy, Paris who fell madly in love her and stole her spouse to Menelaus, King of Sparta and brother of Agamemnon , after a dinner in the Palace of Sparta, where Prince Paris and his brother Hector were invited. The name "treasure" for the funerary monument of Mycenae, is that the inhabitants of the area considered that the monument was the treasure of the founder of the Acropolis of Mycenae, Atreus, who was the father of King Agamemnon and Menelaus. The tomb is a unique sample of Mycenaean architecture, the path leading to the tomb is impressive. It reminds us of an "Avenue" built by long smooth stones that impart greater validity as it is required for an important late. But the amazement that the visitor feels is maximized at the entrance of the main tombstone from the grave. This is constructed of the same material (giant stones) with the visitors on their way to the entrance of the funerary monument with the greatness of 33 successive rows of mounted stones with amazing precision, so that each stone stands out slightly from the bottom. This technique creates an incredible form of dome today civil engineers, would envy while the impressive size of the stones that were used in horizontal order with the symbolic number of 33 rows, it test always according to the Customs and culture of the ancient world of...
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