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Address: Mycenae, Greece
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even for non history lovers this place is a must when in Greece. the citadel is located on a hill near the mountains and offers wide views of the surrounding. one can see the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ghent, Belgium

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

even for non history lovers this place is a must when in Greece. the citadel is located on a hill near the mountains and offers wide views of the surrounding. one can see the Mediterranean from there. the Citadel itself is quite impressive. you can easily spend a few hours wandering around. explanation boards were well written and informative.

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Tammisaari, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Treasury of Atreus situates some hundreds meters down the main road from ancient city of Mycenae. Different place but same entrance ticket for both places. Could be missed like we first did. Next day new visit but then you have to repay. However, worth of it.

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was a very interesting stop just before you get to the Ancient City of Mycenae which you can see across and up the hill a bit. A short walk from where you park and you come up to what looks like something from Egypt. As you enter, it is a giant round room that is believed to be a... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The Treasury of Atreus is, in fact, the tomb of a very important (but unidentified) Mycenaean, meaning it dates to some 3,000 years in the past. The structure is a cone, built into the hillside, with a stunning lintel over the entrance that weighs an estimated 100 tons! These ruins were built with hand tools and animal power, which makes... More 

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The Treasury of Atreus is located a short drive - or walk - from the Palace of Mycenae and is included in the price of admission to the Palace. The "beehive" structure is fascinating. I cannot imagine how it was built without modern building equipment. It can be quite dark inside so it would be helpful to have a flashlight.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I had. I frame of reference to this place so the museum down the road was helpful. Thankfully our tour guide was helpful because there was not much interpretive signage. Easy walk under shade trees.

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

You will need about 30 minutes here. As you go through the entrance and look up...that large slab must have taken some installing. Another one of those places where you sy, how the heck did they do that back in those days.

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Holt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

It is all truly impressive especially when you consider how long ago it was built, this was my sons, (who is studying ancient history) favourite site. The main ruins on the hill were particularly romantic. Also the museum is not to be missed,

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Gdansk, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Do not expect too much yet do not skip it. Our kids played with echo and flashlight. It is a artificial cave with all smells and "atractions" ...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

To walk through the entrance into this tomb was just remarkable. No treasures are left.. have to imagine but the stonework is so amazing. I can only say that it is worth going to.

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