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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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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.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Concord, Massachusetts
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Concord, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Ma M
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Almost too mind boggling to imagine this being carved and built in the late Bronze Age. Two symmetric lions represent possibly Europe's first ancient monumental sculpture, given the age of this ancient citadel. The gate is situated at the entrance to the ancient fortified city of Mycanae - around 1600 - 1100 BC. The lions heads are no longer but... More 

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Del Mar, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the "gate" you walk through as you go up the hill to walk through the Ancient city of Mycenae. Can't miss it and a photo stop.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

I'm not sure how you can review part of an attraction, but this is a don't miss site on any trip to Greece. The Lion Gate is the entrance to the fortified city and palace of Mycenae, home of King Agamemnon of Homer's Illiad. Walking thru the same entrance the Achaean heroes used is quite an experience. Be patient as... More 

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