Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Mycenae

Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
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VTJedi
Virginia2,938 contributions
worth it to stop on your way out to visit this place (it's included on your ticket). If you have a car, you can look on google for some others in the area that you can walk to and explore for free on your own. This was the one where the mask of Agamemnon was found. Iconic.
Written July 17, 2022
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,706 contributions
Several hundred metres away from the main site but included in the ticket is this Treasury of Atreus, which is a tomb. It is near enough identical to the one in the main Mycenae site which are impressive for their ancient construction but here there is just the single structure. Worth stopping while you are passing and have the ticket.
Written July 5, 2022
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands2,798 contributions
Couples
This Tholos tomb is one of the most beautiful Minoan tombs. Inside the Tholos, it has an extra chamber where perhaps the grave was. Unfortunately all was looted a long time ago. The great roof construction is still in situ and very impressive.
Written June 16, 2022
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MN_Walkers
Minneapolis, MN497 contributions
Couples
It’s not a treasury but a tomb. A huge, domed tomb that was, for over 1,000 years, the largest domed structure on earth. Looking up at the ceiling from inside you can’t imagine how people almost 3,500 years ago figured out how to build it. It really is impressive.

Admission to the treasury is included in the €12 admission fee to the Mycenae archeological site which is 500 meters down the road; there is no separate admission charge. We spent about 15 minutes. Free parking is available at the entrance (I don’t know that it would be safe to walk between the two sites, even though they are not far apart.). If you go to Mycenae, do visit the treasury.
Written October 8, 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,303 contributions
It is hard to grasp the size of this 3,200 year old tomb. It is 44 feet tall and 47.5 feet in diameter. It was the tallest and widest dome in the world until the construction of the Pantheon in Rome a thousand years later.

The stones that line the entrance are also massive. It is hard for me to imagine how they were shaped and fitted without modern measuring tools and equipment.

There is very good descriptive signage throughout the site.
Written October 7, 2021
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Peter L
UK73 contributions
Many people will unknowingly drive past this small site after visiting Mycenae, but this quick stop is well worth it for the unique architecture on the outside and the compelling structure on the inside. You'll only need 15 minutes here, and entry is within your ticket to Mycenae, only a few hundred metres away.
Written October 7, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
This is the second part of the Mycenae archaeological site, set beneath the main one and is included in your 12 Euros ticket. When driving to the main site you will first pass this one on your left hand side.
Considering its age of over 3000 years I find it perfectly preserved. The Treasury vault is intact, contrary to the one you see at the main site. Namely, the ruler of Mycenae - Agamemnon was buried here. The site is very small and you'll cover it within 10 min.
Written September 29, 2021
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BaronFoer
Jacksonville, FL829 contributions
Friends
Great views with a lot of history behind it. Well kept and clean it is certainly well worth the visit. Hard to believe the blocks were moved ages ago by early peoples.
Written September 22, 2021
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Magnar Mo
Oslo, Norway688 contributions
Solo
This tomb is from around 1250 bc. The stonework is impressive. So is the size of the tomb. The most impressive were the accoustics inside the tomb.
Written August 31, 2021
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Daniel19721972
Leuven, Belgium794 contributions
half kilometer below the mycene archeological park (in fact you pass this first when entring by car or bus)
only the tomb is woth a visit
Written August 19, 2021
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