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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Grahame M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Ilzo A
Reviewed 7 September 2018

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 31 August 2018 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 18 August 2018

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

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lmylagsn
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
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lmylagsn
24 August 2018|
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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.
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wongmomo
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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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