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Address: Mycenae, Greece

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old entrance to this ancient site, in good shape even now. It must have been very impressive in the old days!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

old entrance to this ancient site, in good shape even now. It must have been very impressive in the old days!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth the trip if you staying anywhere in the region. As with all Greek historical monuments the site officials have a refreshingly light touch when comes to allowing access. It's quite intense to wander around a place of such significance in Greek Mythology and to allowed to actually walk through the Lion Gate itself. At the time we visited... More 

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Carnaxide, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If you are in Greece you shoul go to Mycenae in Peleponesus. Here you can find Lion Gate, an impressive entrance door of an ancient city (several centuries BC) an all the walls and remains of palacex and graves.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

As you staring the Lion Gate, you are remembering the story. You stand in the sacred soil of human history. Close your eyes and see the Trojan War. Achilles, Patroclus, Agamemnon, Homer, Odysseys, all of the great men are here. Innovative time.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I assume this gate is much older than the nearby Treasure of Atreus. Less than two months before our visit we happened to go to the Angkor complex in Cambodia which was mostly constructed between 1000AD and 1200AD. Unlike the Europeans, the Cambodians never figured out how to build a vaulted arch so when I saw the Lion Gate the... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Lion gate is one of the best interesting place in Mycenae cultural heritage site. It's architectural design and idea is impressive.It's must see place for Greece trip.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is the entrance to an ancient city and the carved lions above the gate are impressive but there really isn't a lot more here except a circular cemetery and the normal Greek ruins - given our time over again, we are not certain we would have gone

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

These gates once guardded the powerful Mycenae and they are massive. Even what remains is impressive. They give an idea of the power and majesty of this agropolis. The stones used to construct this are massive. This would have been a formidable fortification in 1300 BC

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Pineville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

These gates are beautiful because they are so old. They are made of bronze and have held up beautifully from ancient times.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Lions Gate leads to the burial site and the hill where the ancient palace was situated. The heads of the lions are missing as they were most probably made from gold and removed at a later time. The gate itself was wooden and was also removed from the site.

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