Get the chance to visit this incredible archeological site located just 120km southwest of Athens. During the Bronze Age, Mycenae was one of the major centers of Greek civilization. Famous from myths and legends, Mycenae was a strong military town and gave its name to an entire era, the Mycenaean times
In Greek mythology, Agamemnon was the legendary king of Mycenae and all the Achaean Bronze Age Greeks. It is believed that he was the one to lead the expedition to Troy to recapture Helen, as described in Homers’ account of the Trojan War in the Iliad.
During your visit to the archeological site of Mycenae, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, you will be stunned by the Lions Gate, the Treasury of Atreus, and the walls of Tiryns which are all examples of human creative genius. Monuments of Mycenae maintain their authenticity since the various restoration works carried out in the past were based on the international standards for the intervention on monuments, archaeological evidence, and architectural remains of the Mycenaean period.
At the entrance of the archeological site, you can also visit the Archeological Museum of Mycenae, with more than 2,500 exhibits from the Copper Age and the Mycenean Age. In one of the rooms, you can also see a copy of the Golden Mask of Agamemnon, a grave mask that was found in the Treasury of Atreus. The original mask, a funeral mask made of pure gold, is kept in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
Our first destination on this trip is the Corinth Canal. It will take about an hour to get there. However, on our way along the coastal road, we will be able to see the point in the Saronic Gulf where the famous naval battle of Salamis took place in 48 BC, between the allied Greek city-states and the Persian Empire.
When we reach the Canal area, we can view the 6km long Corinth Canal and take photographs. Our next stop is Ancient Corinth. There, at the archaeological site, we will see the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Archaeological Museum, and the stand from which apostle Paul used to preach to the Corinthians. After leaving Corinth, our next destination will be King Agamemnon’s Mycenae.
There we will see the Acropolis of Mycenae, the famous Lion Gate, the Treasury of Atreus, the father of Agamemnon, the tomb of his wife Clytemnestra, and of course, the Museum of Mycenae.
At the end of our tour, before going back to Athens, we can have lunch in one of the lovely restaurants in the area.
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