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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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Top Contributor
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113 helpful votes 113 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Top Contributor
318 reviews 318 reviews
158 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
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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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is the main entrance to the ancient Mycenae and when you are there...just imagine the time when this gate was complete of gold... You should ask guide or read little bit about history when you come to see Gate and Mycenae site, because tour will be much more interesting then...

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Charlottesville, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is the main entrance to the ancient acroplis of Mycenae, the home of Agamemnon, victor over Troy in the Trojan war. Built over 3,000 years ago, the Lion Gate is an arch that is a testament to the engineering and architectural prowess of the Ancient Greeks. The largest stones are known to weigh at least 20 tonnes and some... More

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