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Another great site

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
richard g
Holt, United Kingdom

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Holt, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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,

Thank richard g
Gdansk, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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" ...

Thank Artur G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank packmybagsreadytogo
Manalapan, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

It is amazing to think that this was built over 1000 BC. Many people miss this when they go to the main ruins, but it is a must. It is the largest domed building for over a thousand years, until the Roman Pantheon was built.

Thank Proclaimer1
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The Treasury of Atreus is a tholos (beehive tomb), dating to 1300 B.C. It is the finest tholos tomb in existence. For over 1,000 years, this was the largest domed structure on earth. The walls are snug fitting blocks of breccia joined without mortar.

Thank ctsounis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This oldest domed structure gives you a special feeling when you approach it. Just like all of megalytic structures, it gives you a sensation of huge respect and spiritual harmony when you enter it.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

This attraction is included in the ticket price for Ancient Mycenae (€12) and is well worth a visit. It only takes 15 - 20 mins to look round but it is a really impressive domed tomb dating from 1300BC. There's ample free parking at the site. There's a ticket booth here so you can visit here first, buy a ticket... More 

Thank Anne W
Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This is such a neat structure. It doesn't take long to poke your head inside and look around, but I ended up sitting inside for a while without meaning to, just contemplating the architecture and the atmosphere. There's nothing in the States to compare it to. If you are in Mycenae, don't miss this.

Thank Eddie B
Colorado Springs, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Fully intact bronze age beehive tomb of one of the Mycenaean kings. Included with you Mycenae ticket so no extra cost.

Thank chrisb5401
Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Admittedly, there are many impressive places to see but for some reason, we liked this place for its grand entrance and the special feeling you get when inside. See for yourself.

Thank EuropeanDiversity

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