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Ancient Mycenae

21 km (13 mi) north of Nauplion, Mycenae, Greece
07510 76585
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21 km (13 mi) north of Nauplion, Mycenae, Greece
07510 76585
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gate 1 Travel group drove the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal and on to Mycenae, heartland of Greek mythology. Weather was pleasant and good shoes a must for the walk among the palace ruins. The canal was a quick stop & look...More

Thank Steve_OldOkie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hilltop ruins of Mycenae are interesting to walk through (check out the Lion Gate at the entrance), and the museum has a good curated collection of artifacts from its digs. But be sure to drive back down the road a bit and stop in...More

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An introduction to the ancient peoples who populated this area and the practices and beliefs that they experienced.

Thank mjrg59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Mycenae & Palamidi Castle tour. Highly recommend this tour. Bus takes you to the ancient village of Mycenae and Beehive Tomb. Mycenae is so old and poses more questions than it answers. The castle is also well worth visiting. Not ancient per...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mycenae is well worth the drive. The museum is great and the site itself is fantastic. It has the only beehive burial chamber. Really a great few hours!

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you visit the 'beehive tomb' or treasury just off the car park before the main site. The museum contains some fantastic pottery remains excavated from the tombs. Just consider how old and well preserved they are! Might be worth swatting up on your...More

Thank BNA20152015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have read about Trojan war , then it has it roots and history linked to this place where Agamemnon who was the king of Mycenae led Greeks in their expedition to Troy to recapture Helen. The ruins just remind us how majestic it...More

Thank Krishnakumar B
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Mycenae is a fascinating place with a guide. It is otherwise a big hill to climb with a lot of rocks. Our guide brought it alive and we enjoyed the walk and the view.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Upon much research, we decided to visit this place. Being charged 12euro per person instead/maybe its the price for summer. Went with expectations to see ruin buildings but instead 90% of the ruins are just ancient rocks lying on the the ground. Some explanations and...More

Thank ScissorhandsEd
Reviewed 11 April 2017

An amazing historical place, a unique experience for the traveller. One of the most important monuments in greek and european history. However, its good to have a guide in order to notice all the details of the place

Thank Ma M
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Hello Mycenae Museum Staff, My husband and I visited Mycenae this past mid-September. While we were on top of the ruins (near the palace) the afternoon sun illuminated a "face" in the mountainside. We observed a small opening in the side of the mountain, at the location of approximately where the "tear duct" of the "face" was. I reported my observations to the staff of the museum. They implied that they would further look into what I had observed and had reported to them. Did anyone climb up to that location and investigate to see what that hole, or opening in the side of the mountain was? Was it a cave opening? I had hoped that I would hear back from one of the museum staff by now. Could you please write and tell me if anyone followed through and checked it out? Thank you. Sincerely, P.D. Hoecker
10 January 2017|
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Can/may we visit the sites of Mycenae/Epidaurus/Argos as individual tourists without being on a tour? If so, do we need advance tickets? Will be there in Nov. 2016
24 June 2016|
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Response from Lynne H | Reviewed this property |
You can go as individuals. You buy tickets on site.you can visit Sites without a Guide !
Hi - Can a guide be hired on location? Thank you.
14 September 2015|
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Response from grits_are_good | Reviewed this property |
It is kind of a remote location. There were tour groups there with guides and they seemed willing to let others join but I did not see any guides just waiting on site.