Like the rest of the Peloponnese, the legend-laden Mycenae calls for boundless exploration.
An ancient military stronghold of Greece, Mycenae is one of the most recognizable cities in Greece. You might be familiar with it from Greek mythology. And once you are on the archeological site that now marks Mycenae, you will feel that the place is frozen in time. The mountains naturally fortify the citadel, the remnants of which tumble down a hill. Here, in the most picturesque part of the Peloponnese, Mycenae beckons with authenticity.
No visit to Mycenae would be complete without a walk on the marvelous megaron. The great hall reflects what was once one of the most major civilizations in Greece—Mycenaeans were so pivotal for trade and economy that people named an entire era after them. Take a walk around the famous Cyclopean Walls of the Citadel. The stones of these walls are very large. Legends say the Cyclops helped in their construction. The meticulous masonry of Mycenae shows itself once again in the Lion Gate. Other than that, the archeological site is a web of passages leading to moody cisterns, tombs that once held unimaginable treasures, and burial chambers of some of the most iconic figures of ancient Greece.
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