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Ancient Mycenae

Ancient Mycenae is to the Peloponnese what the Acropolis is to Athens.Located in the region of Argolis, between Argos and Nafplion, this prosperous town gave its name to an entire civilization, the Mycenaean civilization, that flourished from about 1,600 to 1,00 BC

Homer and other writers of ancient Greek tragedy committed their names to memories which have passed into the collective unconscious of humanity. Palatial complexes, Cyclopean masonry which is awe-inspiring even today, the famous “Tomb of Agamemnon”, also known as the “Treasury of Atreus”, huge arches, fountains and ramparts comprise one of the greatest architectural complexes known to the ancient world.

Walk through the Lion Gate guards that provides the main access to the citadel, with he two lions arranged symmetrically around a column, admire the Cyclopean Walls, head for the Palace and imagine Helen of Troy strolling around before being kidnapped. Visit the Treasury of Atreus with the best preserved tholos tomb, or the tomb of Clytemnestra, known for its excellent shape and exceptional masonry craftsmanship.