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  • Address: Mykines, Peloponnese 21200, Greece
  • Hours: Daily 8am–7:30pm
  • Admission: Adults €3: Seniors, students and under 18: €1.50

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Ancient Mycenae Tours

Squeezed between two hills on the arid plains of the northeastern Peloponnese, fortified Mycenae was the major settlement in the powerful Mycenaean civilization that held political and cultural sway over the Eastern Mediterranean from the 15th to the 12th century BC. The Bronze Age city is regarded as the home of the legendary Agamemnon and is UNESCO World Heritage-listed for its profound cultural influence upon later Greek civilizations. 

Covering around 32 hectares and at its peak with a population of around 30,000, the ruins at Mycenae were excavated in 1874 by Heinrich Schliemann, who also worked at Troy. Highlights include the Lion Gate, the main entrance into the citadel carved with figures of mythical lions; the Treasury of Atreus – also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon; the scant remains of the Royal Palace; and the Cyclopean Walls, whose massive stone blocks are all that remain of the original fortifications. The true showstoppers, however, are the grave circles, believed to be the burial sites of Mycenaean royalty thanks to the numerous precious gold, silver, bronze and ivory artifacts excavated around the tombs, including a gold funerary mask Schliemann believed to be the mask of Agamemnon. Many antiquities discovered at Mycenae are now on show at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens but the smart, white museum next to the citadel still has three halls stuffed with pottery, burial urns, clay figurines, fragments of fresco and a replica of the death mask of Agamemnon. A model of the ancient site can be found just outside the museum.

Practical Info

Mykines. Open daily 8am–7.30pm. Admission adults €3, seniors, students and under 18 €1.50. At 90 km (56.25 miles) south of Athens, it is best accessed by car or bus from Athens in around 90 minutes.

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Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens, Athens, null
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Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip from Athens

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Explore the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae a major centre of Greek civilization from 1600BC to 1100BC and visit the small village of Epidaurus famous ...  Read more

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Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplio Small-Group Tour from Athens, Athens, Day Trips
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Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplio Small-Group Tour from Athens

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Enjoy the small group tour, maximum 10 people, to Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio. Travel by air conditioned minivan and drive through the famous Corinth Canal ...  Read more

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Mycenae and Epidaurus Full Day Trip with Walking Tour in Nafplio, Athens, Day Trips
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Mycenae and Epidaurus Full Day Trip with Walking Tour in Nafplio

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Explore with this guided one full day trip from Athens to Nafplio area the remains of the ancient city of Mycenae, the unique Epidaurus theater and enjoy ...  Read more

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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Mycenae and Epidaurus ... 
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Combine three best-selling tours for a two-day immersion in Athens, Cape Sounion, Mycenae and Epidaurus. Perfect for those who already have overnight ...  Read more

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Athens Super Saver: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip, Athens, Super ... 
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Explore Athens and the ancient sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus on this Super Saver that combines two best-selling tours over two days! See the sights of Athens ...  Read more

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Corinth and Mycenae Day Trip from Athens, Athens, Super Savers
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Embark on a beautiful tour that will take you to 3 of the most beautiful and historical places of Greece (Mycenae, Ancient Corinth, Corinth Cana, Nafplion). It ...  Read more

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Epidaurus, Nafplio, and Mycenae Private Day Trip from Athens, Athens, Day Trips
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Ancient Corinth and Mycenae Private tour from Corinth

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Peloponnese Highlights Full-Day Private Tour: Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplio, and ... 
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