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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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Fascinating historic sight

Mycenae is a fascinating site to visit. Tour the small museum first to get an idea of the amazing number of precious artefacts found in the diggings here.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mycenae is a fascinating site to visit. Tour the small museum first to get an idea of the amazing number of precious artefacts found in the diggings here.

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Tripoli, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's stunning just to sit and observe this gate! It's a gigantic stone structure that was created almost 3500 years ago! One of the most significant site of ancient world if we consider how they built it!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To see the lion gate in person is so intriguing. One only wonders, did those who installed it know lions?

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Concord, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

If you come ot Mycenae, you have to see the Lion's gate to go into the site. It is impressive and good for pictures but continue on to the site.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

I waited twenty minutes for tourists to leave the Lion's Gate for the perfect photo. As the entrance to the Archaeological area its splendor is unsurpassed. Wear a hat and carry some water, as its pretty wide open and usually hot. Great for history buffs...stop at the impressive theatre of Epidaurus afterwards a few kms away.

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Heraklion, Greece
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Don't miss it. Its a unique monument that travels you in the prehistoric world. Its the first lion sculpture in human history.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Love this part of Mycenae. Have seen other similar engineering feats but this is so interesting....guess it is the age of the gateway!!

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The main entry of the fortified city of Mycenae. It's a masterpiece of architecture with the enormous rocks that were used to build the wall. According to the legend the wall was built with the help of Cyclops. It's a must see.

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

the entry to ancient myceae.Appreciate the construction and the large stones built about 3600 years back without modern machinery

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you are going to make the trip to Mycenae for any reason make it to go see this gate. It is a gigantic structure but the remains of the lions are so amazing to see it is worth the walk up the hill. Very much popular with the tourists though and you have to walk through the herds of... More 

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