Mycenae

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On an arid hilltop encircled by mountains are the ruins of Mycenae, the town described by Homer as "rich in gold". This fortified settlement saw an original civilisation flourish in the second millennium BC and go on to influence Greek civilisation. Yet it was here that one of the bloodiest Greek tragedies unfolded: that of the royal family of the Atreides. Visiting these ruins only makes sense if the episodes of this cruel history are remembered.

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Lion Gate
Lion Gate
The Lion Gate, which was the main
90 minutes
Cyclopean Ramparts
Cyclopean Ramparts
Ramparts, as thick as 8m in places,
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Second Circle of Royal Tombs of Mycenae
Second Circle of Royal Tombs of Mycenae
The second circle of royal tombs of
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Mycenae Royal Palace
Mycenae Royal Palace
The palace of Mycenae dates back to the
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Clytemnestra's Tomb
Clytemnestra's Tomb
This communal royal tomb with a dome,
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First Circle of Royal Tombs of Mycenae
First Circle of Royal Tombs of Mycenae
This ring of tombs is the first
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Lion Gate
Lion Gate
The Lion Gate, which was the main
90 minutes
Cyclopean Ramparts
Cyclopean Ramparts
Ramparts, as thick as 8m in places,
90 minutes
Second Circle of Royal Tombs of Mycenae
Second Circle of Royal Tombs of Mycenae
The second circle of royal tombs of
30 minutes
See all