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Reviewed 19 June 2018

There is a lot to see here so give yourself some time. The site includes a museum, the famous lion gate, multiple beehive graves, and much more. Be sure to climb to the top if you're able for some spectacular views of Mycenae and the surrounding area. Once you're at the top, keep going and there are a few more treasures to find. These areas have very few tourists as most people don't venture that far. Easy walking paths will also lead you back to the main area from there.

It's crazy to imagine that you're walking on the same paths people walked thousands of years ago. This area is absolutely full of great history.

Thank Anthony R
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This old ancient site shows how culture was already develloped in their time. Not only the site, but also the neighbourhood are beautiful.

Thank huiigje53
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Had great anticipation and Lion's Gate did not disappoint. However, many tour groups and only explanations were on information boards scattered amongst ruins. BRING a Flashlight (I was told by the ticket agent incorrectly that one was not needed). There is a spot where you can climb down into complete darkness. I made it a little way but had to turn back as I had no light. Don't forget to stop down the road to check out burial chamber. A long drive from Athens.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

This site was uncovered in 1874, and is well worth visiting. Entry is made through The Lion Gate and this takes its name from the lions carved above the lintel. Just after entry one comes across one one of the grave circles, this one containing nineteen Royal Family bodies.
At the southern end of the site is The Treasury of Atreus dating from the 14th century BC, the inside of which looks like a beehive. It is said that Agamemnon is buried here but this claim is open to doubt. A 30 feet long lintel stone weighing approximately 120 tonnes stands over the entrance, and nobody knows how this great weight was lifted into place.
The walk to the top of the hill is a must for the views, and the museum is worth looking at.
Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This was another amazing site if you are interested in Greece’s ancient history..
the beehive grave site was really interesting. It definitely looked taller inside than from the outside/.
The Lions Gate was a feat to build.

Thank jcunningh1
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