No matter how much you have already heard about Mycenae, it can’t compare to an actual visit to the site. The Acropolis of Mycenae was built on a rocky spot between two high cone-shaped hills, Profitis Elias and Sara, a location of great strategic importance. According to mythology, the citadel was founded by Perseus, son of Zeus and Danae. After the triumph of Troy, Agamemnon, son of Atreus, united all Greeks that took part in the war under his sword and made Mycenae the most important city of its time. Just imagine, you can set foot on the same ground that was once walked by the “Best of Men”, according to Homer.
The Lion Gate, the majestic Cyclop Walls, the Palace, the residences, the Minoan style decorative mosaics of an earlier period, the remains of Grave Circle A and Grave Circle B, the Tomb of Clytemnestra, the Tomb of Aegisthus, the Underground Cistern, the North Gate, the Treasury of Atreus where numerous golden artifacts were found, including the well known Atreus Death Mask.
The site’s museum
Mycenae Archaeological Site, Mycenae, 212 00, Argolida
(+30) 2751076585, 76802
Winter: 08:00-15:00 / Summer: 08:00-19:00
Full Price: €8, Reduced Price: €4 (the ticket is valid for the whole site: Acropolis, Museum, Atreus Treasury)
March 6th (Melina Mercouri Memorial Day), June 5th (International Environment Day), April 18th (International Monuments Day), Last W/E of September (European Cultural Heritage Days), October 28th, Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st