MYCENAE TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your trip in Mycenae on our travel guide! Mycenae in Greece is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the country. It is located in the region of Argolis, between Argos and Nafplion. A very prosperous town in ancient times, Mycenae Greece gave its name to an entire civilization, the Mycenaean civilization, that flourished from about 1,600 to 1,000 BC. Although this civilization was expanded in the entire country, the center (and most powerful town) was Mycenae, the kingdom of the legendary king Agamemnon, ruler of the Greeks in the Trojan War. The ancient town was surrounded by gigantic walls, while the most famous spot is the Lion Gate, the entrance to the town with two female stone lions above.
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Mycenae is among the most important archaeological sites in Greece. It is located on the eastern side of Peloponnese, close to Nafplion Town, and can be easily visited for a day trip from Athens. According to mythology, this was the town of the legendary king Agamemnon, the leader of the Greeks during the Trojan War. This place was also the setting of many myths in ancient Greek tragedies, especially the tragedies connected to Agamemnon and his family. Holidays in Mycenae usually last no more than a day, as tourists mostly go on a road trip to from the close town of Nafplion.
Ancient Mycenae is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece. It is located in Peloponnese, in mainland Greece. Dating from the Late Bronze Era, this was the kingdom of the legendary king Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War. It was an influential center of that time and it gave its name to an entire civilization, the Mycenaen civilization.
Surrounded by huge walls that were constructed by Cyclops as the myth says, it was a military-centered society with very limited interaction with other cultures. The most famous spots of Mycenae Greece is the Lion Gate, the entrance of the town, and the Treasury of Atreus, the vaulted tomb of King Agamemnon. The Archaeological Museum hosts interesting exhibits from excavations in the region. Close to the site is a modern village with nice restaurants and few accommodations to stay during your Mycenae holidays.
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The Lion Gate is probably the most famous spot of Mycenae. This was actually the entrance to the fortified palace of the town and took its name from the inscription of two lions above the gate.
The Archaeological Museum of Mycenae hosts important collections of exhibits excavated at the ancient site. Very interesting is the golden mask of Agamemnon.
Few meters from the entrance of the archaeological site of Mycenae is the famous Treasury of Atreus, a vaulted tomb that was probably the tomb of king Agamemnon.