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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mycenae, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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

Thank Nathan G
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
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.

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I wrote the review on the whole site itself. I really dont see why this gate deserves a separate entry on this site. It is just a gate. But Mycenae is more than just this gate. So I think this gate is hyped up. tourists...More

Thank GlobeTrotter10101
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is the first thing that you will see when you enter the entrance of this site. You will see 2 lions carved into the stone. At one point there were 2 gold heads but those are missing. Even so it is very impressive.

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 24 September 2017

You will need a knowledgeable guide to get the most from this wonderful place. The story of why it was built where it is a must. We went with Gate 1 tours and our guide was Yannis. He was THE MOST KNOWLEDGABLE guide that money...More

Thank Ann O
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is so well preserved it's hard to believe how long these stones have existed! The whole site is so evocative and the information describing the lives lived is well presented at all stages. Very open and hot with little shade.

Thank janetmferry
Reviewed 18 September 2017

How it must have been and how it is today does not really do it justice. Yet bearing in mind the size of the stones and the carvings, it is a great photographic opportunity.

Thank Perek24
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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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