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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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Mycenae and Epidaurus Full Day Trip with Walking Tour in Nafplio
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I believe this was the high point of my trip to Greece. One tour;corinth,mycenae, nafplio.

Epidaurus was included in this tour but will be covered in another review. The tour was with key tours and our tour guide was Maria who was really a fount of information. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Zadoo B
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Greater London, United Kingdom

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Epidaurus was included in this tour but will be covered in another review. The tour was with key tours and our tour guide was Maria who was really a fount of information. It was a really fun tour. we started out from Athens, drove to the Corinth canal where we took pictures, has a bit to eat, then we drove... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We only knew about this tomb because our guide took us there on the way back to Athens from visiting the ancient citadel of Mycenae. It is not very far along the road from Mycenae and relatively unmarked. It is often touted as the Tomb of Agamemnon, although it could be his father, or some other unknown ruler of Ancient... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

even for non history lovers this place is a must when in Greece. the citadel is located on a hill near the mountains and offers wide views of the surrounding. one can see the Mediterranean from there. the Citadel itself is quite impressive. you can easily spend a few hours wandering around. explanation boards were well written and informative.

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Tammisaari, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Treasury of Atreus situates some hundreds meters down the main road from ancient city of Mycenae. Different place but same entrance ticket for both places. Could be missed like we first did. Next day new visit but then you have to repay. However, worth of it.

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a very interesting stop just before you get to the Ancient City of Mycenae which you can see across and up the hill a bit. A short walk from where you park and you come up to what looks like something from Egypt. As you enter, it is a giant round room that is believed to be a... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Treasury of Atreus is, in fact, the tomb of a very important (but unidentified) Mycenaean, meaning it dates to some 3,000 years in the past. The structure is a cone, built into the hillside, with a stunning lintel over the entrance that weighs an estimated 100 tons! These ruins were built with hand tools and animal power, which makes... More 

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Treasury of Atreus is located a short drive - or walk - from the Palace of Mycenae and is included in the price of admission to the Palace. The "beehive" structure is fascinating. I cannot imagine how it was built without modern building equipment. It can be quite dark inside so it would be helpful to have a flashlight.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I had. I frame of reference to this place so the museum down the road was helpful. Thankfully our tour guide was helpful because there was not much interpretive signage. Easy walk under shade trees.

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

You will need about 30 minutes here. As you go through the entrance and look up...that large slab must have taken some installing. Another one of those places where you sy, how the heck did they do that back in those days.

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Holt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

It is all truly impressive especially when you consider how long ago it was built, this was my sons, (who is studying ancient history) favourite site. The main ruins on the hill were particularly romantic. Also the museum is not to be missed,

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