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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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If you go to Mycenae, don't miss this tombsite. It is cool in architecture and temperature. There are lots of bees buzzing around but they don't seem to bother. It takes great... read more

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Paul D
Concord, Massachusetts
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Concord, Massachusetts
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If you go to Mycenae, don't miss this tombsite. It is cool in architecture and temperature. There are lots of bees buzzing around but they don't seem to bother. It takes great pictures, too

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise to find so many intact ruins and so much history revealed in the explanatory signs. The museum is pretty good too. Take a walk around the back of the Citadel and go down into the tunnel leading to where the spring was formerly. At least 100 steps down, but you'll need a torch, flashlight or smart phone... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After you visit the ruins and the museum, stop by the Treasury of Atreus. It's no big shock after having seen Clytemnestra's tomb. The Ossiary is really just a dark and dusty room. However, it's pretty epic to walk into the tomb down the path, with the stone walls on the sides. It's a transporting experience. No restrooms/WCs or food... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Our guide said not aligned with solstice - but it is aligned perfectly due east ... and the light box above the door, reminds me of Newgrange in Ireland ??? Questions, questions ......

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is truly a very interesting sight/site. The info regarding the construction of the place is amazing. Sadly we have been on " guided timed tours" and never nough time to really study the architecture. HOWEVER, worth any time you have.

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Such a fantastic monument that is well worth the trip to get to. The fact that you are able to enter into this structure and walk around the tholos tomb is awe inspiring. The corridor is huge and even though the side chamber is shut off for safety reasons, you can still look inside and she how massive this structure... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Epidaurus was included in this tour but will be covered in another review. The tour was with key tours and our tour guide was Maria who was really a fount of information. It was a really fun tour. we started out from Athens, drove to the Corinth canal where we took pictures, has a bit to eat, then we drove... More 

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We only knew about this tomb because our guide took us there on the way back to Athens from visiting the ancient citadel of Mycenae. It is not very far along the road from Mycenae and relatively unmarked. It is often touted as the Tomb of Agamemnon, although it could be his father, or some other unknown ruler of Ancient... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

even for non history lovers this place is a must when in Greece. the citadel is located on a hill near the mountains and offers wide views of the surrounding. one can see the Mediterranean from there. the Citadel itself is quite impressive. you can easily spend a few hours wandering around. explanation boards were well written and informative.

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Tammisaari, Finland
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Treasury of Atreus situates some hundreds meters down the main road from ancient city of Mycenae. Different place but same entrance ticket for both places. Could be missed like we first did. Next day new visit but then you have to repay. However, worth of it.

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