Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae

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Take a trip back to the Bronze Age at Archaeological Site Mycenae, one of the world's most significant archaeological sites. Featured on the World Heritage List, the site was once a major military stronghold. The ruins stand on a rugged hill 90 km (55 mi) southwest of Athens. At its peak in the 14th century BCE, the fortress and the surrounding town housed a population of more than 30,000. To see the remains of the palace complex and the famous beehive tombs, purchase a ticket at the main entrance, known as the Lion Gate. The path to the main gate is steep, so wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water. Archaeological Site Mycenae is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • This is an amazing site That was made particularly interesting by our excellent guide, Rick Steve’s’ recommended Patti Staikou. It is an easy distance from Nafplio and the varied excavations and... 
    This is an amazing site That was made particularly interesting by our excellent guide, Rick Steve’s’ recommended Patti Staikou. It is an easy distance from Nafplio and the varied excavations and...  more »
  • There are far more better-preserved archaeological sites in Greece, but this one is one of the oldest (built around 1300 BC), so it's worth a visit. We even saw a tortoise wandering around, which was....  more
    There are far more better-preserved archaeological sites in Greece, but this one is one of the oldest (built around 1300 BC), so it's worth a visit. We even saw a tortoise wandering around, which was....  more »
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  • Nice ancient Greek destination. Not a must see, but definitely interesting. Mostly foundations survived but the site provides excellent views of the surrounding areas. You really feel like standing in the middle of history. There is a path around the hill where the palace was built as well as the path to the top. Everything is supported with additional information about historical facts.
  • This was a wonderful place to visit but it requires a lots of uphill walking. We didn't have a problem with that because we are used to walking several miles in a day. You can get some good pictures from there of the city.

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