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Mycenae, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The main entrance of the exterior city walls. This gate is massive and thick. Anyone coming into Mycenae would have to pass through this gate. After you pass here, to the right is the granary and grave circle a.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nina1940
Reviewed 30 October 2018

It's astonishing how people build this palace, carry all these stones over the hill and created this beautiful entrance with that heavy objects...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank redman5314
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Built in about 1250 B.C., the Lion Gate is over 3000 years old. Is it any wonder that the lions have lost their heads! The lions stand on a lintol stone 16'-0" long by 3'-6" deep and 8 feet from front to back. This gateway...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The lions gate is part of the Mycenae archeological site. It is part of the entrance when going through the site. Pretty impressive!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 816ashleyr
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This was the main entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae in Southern Greece. It was erected around 1250 BC. It's modern name is derived from the stunning relief sculpture of two lionesses or lions stand above the entrance. It's a bit of an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 93KenL
Reviewed 14 October 2018

An entrance fit for a king and surely was. You will experience this very shortly after arriving on site as it is the first thing you encounter. There is a mysterious room to the left of it and the grave circles are to the right...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I enjoyed a tour out to here and spend a couple of hours. It was interesting with a tour guide and maybe not so interesting without. Mainly rubble with the gate being the feature and tombs. When here down the road is a really good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Grahame M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

When I read about a "Lion Gate" I thought maybe it would be kind of cheesy. I was so wrong. The Lions were wonderfully carved and I can only imagine what the heads looked like when they first adorned the gate into the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen G
Reviewed 8 October 2018

There is a saying that the cyclops have built at least parts of the walls at Mycenae. True or not, the stones used in the walls are huge and would be difficult to move even in our time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marjaterttu2016
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

A formidable gate between rock and a wall strategically designed to deal with enemies soldiers who had a shield to protect their left side but only a sword at his right side without protection

Date of experience: September 2018
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24 August 2018|
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Response from Julius M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, 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
24 August 2018|
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.
4 November 2017|
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Response from ArcasTravelServices | Reviewed this property |
From November till the end of March the archaeological site opens from 8:00 o'clock till 15:00 o' clock. Hope you have a great time in our country!
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