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Mycenae, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a grand entrance into the ancient Mycenean ruins, and if you look carefully you can see a few parts which still have small amounts of colour left.

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The two upright lions with their front legs resting on a pillar gives an idea about the power and might of the ancient Mycenaean people. It’s the entrance to the ancient city.

Thank Jayanta B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are simply passing through millenial history and it touches your heart. Simply quitessential beauty

Thank roseglobe
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Sindel72
Reviewed 23 July 2018

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

Thank MPoulos
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

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.

Thank Scouter710
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Thank chymor
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

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!

Thank Christoffer N
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Words cannot describe this place - just go there....It is a wonderful experience. A trip through history.

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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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