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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mycenae, Greece
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"main entrance"
in 9 reviews
"ancient city"
in 7 reviews
"ancient greek history"
in 4 reviews
"kings lived"
in 2 reviews
"iconic symbol"
in 2 reviews
"wear a hat"
in 2 reviews
"entire site"
in 3 reviews
"cyclopean walls"
in 5 reviews
"tour group"
in 3 reviews
"mind boggling"
in 2 reviews
"human history"
in 2 reviews
"bronze age"
in 5 reviews
"ancient times"
in 4 reviews
"large stones"
in 2 reviews
"impressive entrance"
in 3 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 4 reviews
"day trip"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of Mycenae starts by going through the Lion’s Gate entrance. This is the place to stop and get “that” great photo when visiting Mycenae but, since everyone else has the same idea, it is generally crowded and hard to get one without other...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Certainly an impressive feat of engineering, but the weather has taken its toll and a healthy level of imagination is needed to appreciate what this gate must have been like in ancient times. Tour groups like to stop and ruin photo opportunities here, but you...More

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

A highlight of the archaeological site. If you want it to yourself arrive early. The stone carvings are beautiful and have survived such a long time. Information provided in English. It's a pleasure to walk up to and through the old city gate. Something built...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Walking to the archeoligal sites of mikene, you have to pass Lion gate, made of huge stone. Everbody wants to make photo infront of the gate, very popular point.

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The Lions Gate is the entrance to the citadel of Mycenae, one of the great fortresses of ancient Greece. Construction must have been amazing to watch.

Thank Carl S
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We take for granted the machinery we have available to us today, but when this city and the Lion gate were constructed several millennia ago, people could only improvise. The size of the Cyclopian boulders is mind-boggling. How did they place the 21-ton transept stone?

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

The famous monumental lion gate is such an iconic image of Mycenaen culture that you have to visit it once. The gate was the entrance to what was once one of the most important citadels and towns in Greece with, at its peak in 1350...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

of Mycaenae archaeological excavation site. Impressive ruin, worth seeing at least once. Some climbing involved.

Thank ngray22
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Thanks to its huge weight the monument its still in its place and not stolen by the antiquarians. It is the first in history monumental gate in the European area, built in the mid of the 13th century. The summer of 1941 German officers, deviated...More

Thank Demetrios K
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Beautiful and monumental entrance to one of the greatest Greek archaeological sites. You'd just have to wait for people to clear out to make a nice shot, it's always crowded around Lion Gate.

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Response from arcas2017 | Reviewed this property |
From November till the end of March the archaeological site opens from 8:00 o'clock till 15:00 o' clock. Hope you have a great time in our country!
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