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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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Mind boggling architecture

The treasure of Atreus is SO amazing to stand inside. If you are lucky enough to be alone inside - clap your hands. The standing waves/acoustics are really cool. How the heck... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Santa Monica, California

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The treasure of Atreus is SO amazing to stand inside. If you are lucky enough to be alone inside - clap your hands. The standing waves/acoustics are really cool. How the heck did they build this thing 3500 years ago? Mind boggling.

Thank AFoolForTravel
Gold Coast, Australia
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263 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

If your going to Mycenae then most probadly you'll visit here not much too it but quite amazing when you knew the history I think the Mycanae ticket gets you in here so its no extra Worth 10 minute stop

Thank keithba55
Naples, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The first in-depth excavations of this area around the ancient Mycenae were carried out in 1876 by the German archaeologist Schlieman, who was obsessed with finding the grave of Agamemnon. He actually found not far away from the Acropolis the impressive Beehive Tomb, also known as the Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon despite the fact it has probably... More 

Thank FabioDiglio
Peiraeus, Attiki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully renovated museum that describes the tomb site and the acropolis of myceane. People di amazing things 3500 ago

Thank Anthony B
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Once again, worth the visit if you are in the area. The history on this place is amazing, my kids loved imagining how the built it. The only minus about this site is the cat smell in the chamber, easy to understand with all the cats roaming the streets.

Thank Viajandosevive
California, United States
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We stopped because it was close to the main attraction gate and we were already there. You need 5 minutes maximum but it isn't a WOW by any means. if there isn't any parking just keep going and know you didn't miss too much!

Thank Reginald S
Jensen Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

How did they build this with such massive pieces of rock. Legend says it was the Cyclops who helped, however they did it was a fantastic piece of engineering. No treasure was ever found so the actual tomb belonged to ? back in 1250BC.

Thank scouser1077
Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Nearby to the archaeological site of Mycenae, this tomb, known as the Treasury of Atreus is an excellent first stop on your visit to this area. Is clearly shows how the beehive tombs were constructed. About 3500 years old, the tomb was robbed of its wealth in ancient times and not much more is known.

Thank MaryKop
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting the mycenian area, you have to see this, worth it, enjoy for a brief time...and take some photos the structure is impressive...

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

We were biking back to our hotel. Barbara, my wife, noticed and put on the brakes. Let's go in and be transported back in time.

Thank bikingpaintor

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