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Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was a very interesting stop just before you get to the Ancient City of Mycenae which you can see across and up the hill a bit. A short walk from where you park and you come up to what looks like something from Egypt. As you enter, it is a giant round room that is believed to be a... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Treasury of Atreus is, in fact, the tomb of a very important (but unidentified) Mycenaean, meaning it dates to some 3,000 years in the past. The structure is a cone, built into the hillside, with a stunning lintel over the entrance that weighs an estimated 100 tons! These ruins were built with hand tools and animal power, which makes... More 

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Treasury of Atreus is located a short drive - or walk - from the Palace of Mycenae and is included in the price of admission to the Palace. The "beehive" structure is fascinating. I cannot imagine how it was built without modern building equipment. It can be quite dark inside so it would be helpful to have a flashlight.

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