Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Tourist Spot
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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  • 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 »

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