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They mark the entrance to Mycenes Acropolis and, once you see them, you understand why they’re the most referenced site of Mycenes. The lion’s head are missing, but passing through the gates and seeing how they were secured is fantastic. Once you pass them, the...More
After seeing pictures on TV, books etc., I decided to visit this historic site as I was only 30min away. It is definitely amazing to walk up and see how it was built and how large it really is. Some of the views are breathtaking...More
In studying History in High School and College, I had seen many pictures of the Lion Gate at Mycenae. I had been looking forward to finally being able to see it in person. It was truly magical to see this lintel at the entrance of...More
The crown jewel of the visit to the Mycenae ruins is the Lion Gate with its lintel estimated to weigh 18 tons and to date to about 1250 BC. While the heads of the lions are missing, the gate remains a beautiful ruin.
The Lion Gate is only 10 minutes walk from the museum at Mycenae. If you are lucky, you will be able to take a photograph without anyone around. Go early if you can, especially in the summer months. Water and other drinks can be bought...More
We visited the site with my wife and our four kids and everyone liked it a lot. The only challenge we faced was with the strollers because the terrain at the site is pretty rough. We highly recommend this attraction!
Unfortunately, I have no idea how to reach Mycenae by public transport as public transport I am using only in big cities... I think you shall simply rent the car. It is easy to drive in Greece. You don't need an... More
Unfortunately, I have no idea how to reach Mycenae by public transport as public transport I am using only in big cities... I think you shall simply rent the car. It is easy to drive in Greece. You don't need an expensive navigation devices to navigate in Greece. I used my Android based mobile (Samsung A3) with Here WeGo navigation application which has downloadable offline maps.. The good thing about Here WeGo is that you can do preparations before your trip where via PC via Web Browser you find and put places to favorites you want to visite and this is synced to your mobile application... so you do some "home work" you have easy drive on vacations.
Have a nice vacations!
Response from GreyGrandad | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Mycenae.
Getting around Nafplio is easy. It’s a relatively small place.
You can take the little tourist train, see where everything is and then walk.
A tourist bus takes you up to the fort above the town.