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Lion Gate

Mycenae, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Mycenae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Tucson, Arizona
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296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Well the poor lions have lost their heads but it is definitely the symbol of Mycenae and the proof of their once very powerful civilization. I was 10 the first time I visited and this is the only thing I could remember. Now they also offer a good museum with all the explanation of the legend on top of many... More

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Houston
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21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This gate is part of your Mycenae ancient civilization site. You will reach it fairly quickly. Quite the amazing place. Read my ancient Mycenae comments as well.

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Bath
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just the thought that this was built at least 3500 years ago is something out of this world. It is a magnificent site and definitely worth multiple visits.

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madison, wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Located in the Mycenae archaeological site, the Lion Gate will give you goose bumps. Very inspiring walk bak in time.

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New Caney, Texas, United States
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27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Even though it's out of the way of Athens, you could squeeze this into your trip to Nafplion. The thing about this site is that it is doesn't take long to explore everything.

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was particularly impressed with the museums in Greece attached to significant heritage centres. A visit to the museum first made understanding the associated site just that much clearer. In the case of this site, the museum visit was even more significant in that much of the site is ruinous. Mycenae was a fortified late Bronze Age city with an... More

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Melbourne
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73 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Again the size of the stones, the engineering and precision is what is amazing. This is the first stop on your walking tour of the amazing Mycenae site.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It is very fascinating, no bonding agents used at all but yet its been standing for over 3000 years. Definitely worth looking at.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Lion Gate did not meet my expectations at all. I think it was all too humble and modest. Like the whole Mycene, I just don't understand where the hype is coming from.

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Victoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I can imagine that people might be somewhat disappointed by the Liongate but don't worry - it's only a tiny part of a wonderful historical site. Just keep walking.

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