of Mycaenae archaeological excavation site. Impressive ruin, worth seeing at least once. Some climbing involved.
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Thanks to its huge weight the monument its still in its place and not stolen by the antiquarians. It is the first in history monumental gate in the European area, built in the mid of the 13th century. The summer of 1941 German officers, deviated...More
Beautiful and monumental entrance to one of the greatest Greek archaeological sites. You'd just have to wait for people to clear out to make a nice shot, it's always crowded around Lion Gate.
I wrote the review on the whole site itself. I really dont see why this gate deserves a separate entry on this site. It is just a gate. But Mycenae is more than just this gate. So I think this gate is hyped up. tourists...More
You will need a knowledgeable guide to get the most from this wonderful place. The story of why it was built where it is a must. We went with Gate 1 tours and our guide was Yannis. He was THE MOST KNOWLEDGABLE guide that money...More
This is so well preserved it's hard to believe how long these stones have existed! The whole site is so evocative and the information describing the lives lived is well presented at all stages. Very open and hot with little shade.
How it must have been and how it is today does not really do it justice. Yet bearing in mind the size of the stones and the carvings, it is a great photographic opportunity.
Lions Gate the entrance of the acropolis citadel of the Mycenaeans, make sure plenty of shade and water is brought.