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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 expensive navigation devices to navigate in Greece. I used my Android based mobile (Samsung A3) with Here WeGo navigation application which has downloadable offline maps.. The good thing about Here WeGo is that you can do preparations before your trip where via PC via Web Browser you find and put places to favorites you want to visite and this is synced to your mobile application... so you do some "home work" you have easy drive on vacations.
Have a nice vacations!
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.