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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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Majestic

Passing through the main gates of this ancient citadel is a memory that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Simply majestic. You can still see the twin lions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Santa Monica, California

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Santa Monica, California
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400 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing through the main gates of this ancient citadel is a memory that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Simply majestic. You can still see the twin lions. Stunning.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance to Mycanae and if you want to take a photo of it be quick before the other tourists ask you to get out of the way😃

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have no idea how an army could exit that gate, but as the whole city is not big, the gate fits the scale. Lion images are still visible there...

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Thank John P
Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Go to the top of Mycenae its a climb worth doing great view but as far as structures go this gate is something worth seeing not a lot else there is a small museum there as well A lot of history at each site grab a pamphlet when you pay its a great keep sake

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Naples, Italy
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292 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The impressive Lion Gate was the main and the most famous entrance to the city of Mycenae. And nowadays, the best monument of the whole Acropolis. In facts, from my point of view, the Acropolis is not so interesting as there are only some ruins from which it is difficult to get an idea of the ancient city (you must... More 

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Thank FabioDiglio
Albany, Oregon
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The gate is such a great place to visit. It is remarkable to see the rocks and how time has aged it. It is a place I could spend hours.

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Thank Karlina C
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

That will be the first photo you will take before you venture into history threw the lion gate, more to come...

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Curved and steep walk from the parking lot to this magnificent gate. f with cruise ship walk fast to get the framed shot before the crowds arrive. Very popular as is the beehive tomb at its base. Shops selling tourists stuff at bottom.

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Thank eelslaker
Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Many ancient sites you visit in Greece have reconstructions of their most famous pieces. But the Lion's Gate is the real deal. marks one of the main entrances into the ancient city through the defensive walls. The heads are missing (taken years ago) but the bodies of the lions are clear.

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Thank MaryKop
Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Before going through the gate. Take in the art work. Marvel at the construction and use your imagination.

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