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Ancient Mycenae

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Address: 21 km (13 mi) north of Nauplion, Mycenae, Greece
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Phone Number: 07510 76585
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history buffs will love this. the ancient city is a remarkable place and relatively well preserved. it's surprisingly big. big plus is that it's located on a very scenic location... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

history buffs will love this. the ancient city is a remarkable place and relatively well preserved. it's surprisingly big. big plus is that it's located on a very scenic location making it interesting even for people who are not that into history. the site is well kept and information signs are very good. there is a small but very good... More 

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Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a sunny day in mid-November. The site is about a 20 minute drive out of Nafplion and easy to find. Easily - and commonly - combined with Epidauros. Impressive indeed and offering grand views of the surroundings, it's less well-preserved than many other sites in Greece. As has been mentioned by other reviewers, many of the information plaques... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive, but not stupendous like Delphi or Olympia. Helps form a more complete view of Ancient Greece certainly and an interesting stop between Athens and Nafplio. As elsewhere in Greece, authorities could do a bit more than selling tickets and hiring guards. Explanatory plaques are illegible in some places and need replacing. Museum complements the site, but most impressive items... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like archeological sights and as we were traveling around Mycenae we had to visit it. We were disappointed. The sight is nice and big and one can imagine how big and magnificent it must have been during its glory. The Lion Gate is impressive and also the Treasury of Atreus. But there were no descriptions around the ruins and... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hired a guide for an entire day to go to Corinth, Mycenae and Epidaurus and this was a great day trip from Athens. If you hire a personal guide and car instead of a bus tour you will get to be on your own schedule and get a lot more personalized information. This area starts with the Citadel a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Whether or not this was the actual Palace of Agamemnon, its strategic setting alone marks out this ancient site as having held a hugely significant status at some point in this heroic age. Although the Lion Gate is one of only a few surviving features from 3,500 years ago, the magnificent 360 degree views from the summit can't have changed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Mycenae archeological site and museum as part of a two week bus tour of Greece in October 2016. We had a local guide as part of our tour for part of the site only and were on our own for the museum visit.  Definitely these were fascinating places to visit and not to be missed. The local... More 

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

Mycenae, in Homer, was the home of Agamemnon, King and leader of the Greeks against Troy. Whether this was really the "Palace of Agamemnon" isn't certain, but it is a magnificent ruin. Entry is thru the famous Lion Gate--imagine that you're entering the same way Greek heroes did 3,000 years ago! Unfortunately the signage is scant--it's allegedly being updated--and they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

There were notices stating the informational signage was being improved, so, unfortunately there were no explanations as to what you were looking at - whatsoever. It is a magnificent setting and an outstanding archaeological site. Thankfully, we came prepared with a guidebook. You cannot miss the Lion's Gate, which greets you upon entering the site. We happened to visit on... More 

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to Mycenae several times now and still love the site. Had such great history and stories around it. Was a bit disappointed this time round as there were so many tour buses arriving you could hardly get any peace or even park in the Treasury of Atreus. What was once good signage is now mostly gone. The stands... More 

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