See ancient Mycenae with Tours n Transfers Hellas.

Ancient Greek stronghold of Mycenae.

Mycenae tour Visit Mycenae Mycenae Greece


Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. Argos is 11 kilometres (7 miles) to the south; Corinth, 48 kilometres (30 miles) to the north. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.
In the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. The period of Greek history from about 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is called Mycenaean in reference to Mycenae. At its peak in 1350 BC, the citadel and lower town had a population of 30,000 and an area of 32 hectares.
The first correct identification of Mycenae in modern literature was during a survey conducted by Francesco Grimani, commissioned by the Provveditore Generale of the Kingdom of the Morea in 1700, who used Pausanias's description of the Lion Gate to identify the ruins of Mycenae.

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In our Mycenae tour with Tours N Transfers Hellas from Athens you will have the chance to visit many historical sites in ancient Mycenae: the famous Lion Gate, the Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae.
The Lion Gate was the main entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae, southern Greece. It was erected during the 13th century BC in the northwest side of the acropolis and is named after the relief sculpture of two lionesses or lions in a heraldic pose that stands above the entrance.
The Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon is a large "tholos" tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae, Greece, constructed during the Bronze Age around 1250 BC. The lintel stone above the doorway weighs 120 tons, with approximate dimensions 8.3 x 5.2 x 1.2m, the largest in the world.
The Mycenae Archaeological Museum has a splendid model of the site in Mycenae, so that the visitor can get a general grasp of what the place used to be in the past and they can relate what they will see to this model for a better understanding. The museum shows more than two thousand objects from Mycenae and its surroundings and they are displayed according to the place where they were found, which is pretty good especially for tourists to understand in a better way where they came from, and how the construction of objects evolved in certain areas.

Pick up and drop off from your Hotel or location of your choice
Free wifi on board all vehicles
Snacks and resfreshments included during transport from Athens and back
Stops in scenic spots with views for photos
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