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“A master class in construction”

Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
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“A master class in construction”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

having visited the neighbouring Mycenae - of which this a part - it is a wonderful place to visit. The size of some of the stones that line the approach way to the Tholos (Beehive tomb) are several metres long and have to weigh MANY tons. How they were put in place with such precision is amazing. The inside of the tomb is also extremely well preserved and tells you that you had to be a very important person to warrant such a tomb.
If you are visiting the site at Mycenae I would look at the fortress first and this site second especially in the heat of the day as it is certainly cooler inside the chamber. It is also nearer the parking area for when you have to leave.

Visited May 2013
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

If you are visiting Mycenae than you have to have a look at this as it's just a short walk away. It is a truly awe-inspiring site and amazing how they managed to build it. It won't take long to look around but it's an absolute must see!

Visited June 2013
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The Treasury of Atreus is a wonderful example of the architecture of the time of the Mycenaean's. How on earth did they move that lintel into place over the door? How many people did it take to build this facility and how did they figure out how to do the construction? This place leaves more questions than answers and is a wonderful puzzle to study. A fantastic place and a mind bender.

Visited June 2013
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Reading, PA
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“Mycenae must see”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

This site is included in the price of the Mycenae archeological site and is located right down the road. It is a place not to be missed!

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting ancient site with a few unique elements”
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

If you plan on visiting the area toward Napflion, this is a good site to visit. This site has a unique gate as well as impressive burial chambers that are made of huge blocks and are in a "beehive" shape. There is also a nice small museum built just a few years ago.

When we arrived, we asked about a guided visit (nothing is advertised). They provided a private guide for a 1.5 hour tour but it's pricey at 50€. We feel we got so much more out of the visit as a result, as opposed to reading a guide book, but it's too bad they don't offer group tours at a lesser price.

Visited May 2013
Thank Susan L
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