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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank redman5314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 93KenL
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 8 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.

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.

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

Thank ilzoa
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.

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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
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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