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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mycenae, Greece
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"main entrance"
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"ancient city"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They mark the entrance to Mycenes Acropolis and, once you see them, you understand why they’re the most referenced site of Mycenes. The lion’s head are missing, but passing through the gates and seeing how they were secured is fantastic. Once you pass them, the...More

Thank Sindel72
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing pictures on TV, books etc., I decided to visit this historic site as I was only 30min away. It is definitely amazing to walk up and see how it was built and how large it really is. Some of the views are breathtaking...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In studying History in High School and College, I had seen many pictures of the Lion Gate at Mycenae. I had been looking forward to finally being able to see it in person. It was truly magical to see this lintel at the entrance of...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The crown jewel of the visit to the Mycenae ruins is the Lion Gate with its lintel estimated to weigh 18 tons and to date to about 1250 BC. While the heads of the lions are missing, the gate remains a beautiful ruin.

Thank Scouter710
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Lion Gate is only 10 minutes walk from the museum at Mycenae. If you are lucky, you will be able to take a photograph without anyone around. Go early if you can, especially in the summer months. Water and other drinks can be bought...More

Thank chymor
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the site with my wife and our four kids and everyone liked it a lot. The only challenge we faced was with the strollers because the terrain at the site is pretty rough. We highly recommend this attraction!

Thank Christoffer N
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Words cannot describe this place - just go there....It is a wonderful experience. A trip through history.

Thank harlemfamily
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

It's amazing that this gate has stood for thousands of years. It must have been really spectacular when the lion heads were still attached. Speculation is the heads were bejeweled and, therefore, plundered. Still, a pretty incredible sight!

Thank Anthony R
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This ancient gate is known by everybody since schooltime. It was ilustrated in all the schoolbooks of history in Western Europe. Marvellous how it is conserved.

Thank huiigje53
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Amazing place to see, a must for all history buffs and anyone else who want to observe a piece of history.

Thank albertvanwyk
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wongmomo
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Response from ArcasTravelServices | 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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