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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"
in 7 reviews
"ancient greek history"
in 4 reviews
"kings lived"
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"iconic symbol"
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"wear a hat"
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"entire site"
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"cyclopean walls"
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"tour group"
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"mind boggling"
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"human history"
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"bronze age"
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"ancient times"
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"large stones"
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"impressive entrance"
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"archaeological site"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Only standing in front of the Lion Gate you can feel its monumental size, something you cannot realize from photos and considering that it was built in the Bronze Age! You can walk inside and outside of the walls and read about every important site

Thank Jim P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This opinion will be quite partial since it is influenced by my strong wish of being in front of this gate since I was a child, so it was an icnredible moment for me to finally see it with my own eyes. The gate is...More

Thank ElenaCalvoGuzman
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are several Archaeological sites in Greece. I liked more Archaeological site of Mystras. So it depends on the time you have and your physical capabilities as Mystras is in the mountain.

Thank Julius M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lion Gate provides a very impressive entrance into the ancient citadel of Mycenae. One can well imagine how visitors at the time of Homer might have felt.

Thank BillandKathy27
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour of Mycenae starts by going through the Lion’s Gate entrance. This is the place to stop and get “that” great photo when visiting Mycenae but, since everyone else has the same idea, it is generally crowded and hard to get one without other...More

Thank CPaM68
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Certainly an impressive feat of engineering, but the weather has taken its toll and a healthy level of imagination is needed to appreciate what this gate must have been like in ancient times. Tour groups like to stop and ruin photo opportunities here, but you...More

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

A highlight of the archaeological site. If you want it to yourself arrive early. The stone carvings are beautiful and have survived such a long time. Information provided in English. It's a pleasure to walk up to and through the old city gate. Something built...More

Thank whitlamabroad
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Walking to the archeoligal sites of mikene, you have to pass Lion gate, made of huge stone. Everbody wants to make photo infront of the gate, very popular point.

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The Lions Gate is the entrance to the citadel of Mycenae, one of the great fortresses of ancient Greece. Construction must have been amazing to watch.

Thank Carl S
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We take for granted the machinery we have available to us today, but when this city and the Lion gate were constructed several millennia ago, people could only improvise. The size of the Cyclopian boulders is mind-boggling. How did they place the 21-ton transept stone?

1  Thank mingfatsai
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wongmomo
4 November 2017|
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Response from arcas2017 | 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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