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Lion Gate

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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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An amazing site... a must see

From the moment you walk through the Lion Gate you can feel the passage of time. The walkways are the same paths taken by the inhabitants so many years ago. And the views are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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packmybagsreadytogo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment you walk through the Lion Gate you can feel the passage of time. The walkways are the same paths taken by the inhabitants so many years ago. And the views are spectacular. The cistern was amazing to me as I work in the water industry. All in all this is place that felt an energy and spirit... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lion’s Gate is made of four massive pieces of stone. It supports a triangular stone carved relief of two headless lionesses. They rest their paws on a pillar on top of which is an abacus. It weighs between 12 and 20 tons. Lions once roamed all over greece. Man killed them all off.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the palace and the gate but would have left not knowing much without having the guide to tell us what everything was. I could have wandered around, sure, but I much prefer to learn what I can about the archaeological sites I visit. The entire site was interesting and worth the visit.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving up to the site gives a good feel for how impressive the castle must have been. The Lion Gate is the centrepiece and entrance to this historical place.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ancient gateway to the palace some say Agamemnon but still to be proven get there early to avoid crowds as main stop for tour groups

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful, big blocks are part of this gate. It is incredible to think about how ancient people manage to build amazing things like this one.

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Thank Maria2819
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Great place for history lovers!! Be aware pf slippery rocks. Ticket: €12.00, including the Agamemnon Tomb and Mycenaean Museum. Worth it the visit!

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Leiden, ze Nedderlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

A must see, so much tangible history here. The climb is steep in places and murder in the midday aun (no shade) so plan early or late visit and bring water. Nice little museum included in price ( but the best stuff is in Athens).

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The walk up to the gate is very impressive. To see something that was mentioned in ancient writings was very meaningful.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is one of the popular photograph spots when visiting Mycenae's UNESCO World Heritage site. Put this place on your itinerary if you have time for a day trip outside of Athens.

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