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    High above the plain, the imposing acropolis of Mycenar (Mikines) was the richest and most sovereign power of its day. Agamemnon marched from here to lead the Greeks to victory against troy. The citadel was built between 1350 BC and 12 BC.

    The ramparts of massive, rough-hewn blocks are known as the Cyclopean walls, since the ancient Greeks could not conceive of anyone but the gods’ one-eyed giants being able to move them into place. Within them the Mycenaean kings heaped the gold, jewels and rich spoils from their extended wars.

    The entrance to the fortress is through to the fortress is through the awesome Lion Gate, the earliest known monumental sculpture in Europe. The heads of the beasts were never found, but it is thought they were made of gold. 

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    Inside the gate, to the right, is Grave Circle A, excavated by Schliemann in 1876. In the six royal shafts graves (family mausoleums enclosed in the circular stone parapet) he discovered 19 skeletons and 14kg (30lb) of gold.

    The treasures are now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.

    You can climb up the rocky slope to explore the palace and throne room. Outside the fortress and below the Lion Gate near Grave Circle B, are two of the monumental Beehive tombs – tall, vaulted burial chambers which were dug into the hillside.

    Due to the amplified acoustics, even lightest footsteps sound like a marching army.

    Further down the road is the greatest of the beehive tombs, measuring 13.4m (44ft) high and 14.6m (48ft) in diameter, which is known as the Treasury of Atreus.

  • The Curse of the House of Atreus You can't Edit

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    Mycenae is haunted by the dark tragedy of the house of Atreus, as told by the poet Aeschylus in his trilogy, the Oresteia.

    Caught up in a bitter rivalry for the rule of Mycenae, Thyestes placed a curse on his brother, King Atreus, and all his progeny. Before leaving to fight in the Trojan War, Atreus’s son, Agamemnon, sacrificed his daughter, Iphigenia, to gain favourable winds for his journey.

    Upon his return his vengeful wife, Clytemnestra, led him to a warm bath where he lover, Aegisthus, lay in a wait to kill him with a dagger.

    Agamemnon’s son. Orestes, escaped, but later returned to avenge his father’s death by slaying his mother and her lover. He was the haunted by the Furies, who stung him with guilt and anguish until he was pardoned by Athena.
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        Mycenae (/maɪˈsiːni/; Greek: Μυκῆναι Mykēnai or Μυκήνη Mykēnē) is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. Argos is 11 kilometres (7 miles) to the south; Corinth, 48 kilometres (30 miles) to the north. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf. In the second millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold w...
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        Greek pyramids, also known as the Pyramids of Argolis, refers to several structures located in the plain of Argolid, Greece. The best known of these is known as the Pyramid of Hellinikon. In the time of the geographer Pausanias it was considered to be a tomb. Twentieth century researchers have suggested other possible uses.
      • Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth
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        The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth is a museum in Ancient Corinth, Greece. The museum houses a large collection of artifacts of the local archaeological site and smaller sites in the neighboring area, such as Korakou, Gonia, and Acrocorinth. The artifacts, which were systematically recovered beginning in 1896 by the Corinth Excavations, illustrate much about Ancient Corinth through Greek, Roman and Byzantine rule. Exhibits include statues, mosaics, pottery and sarcophagi. The museum co...
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      • Nafplio
        Nafpilo, or Nauplia, makes a pleasant base for exploring the surrounding region.

        Overlooking a large bay, the town is a picturesque mix of neoclassical and Ventenian-style houses, Turkish fountains, waterfront restaurants and mosques.

        A well-preserved Venetian fort towers about the town, which offers two good museums.
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        Grave Circle A Mycenea, Mykines 212 00, Greece
      • Epidaurus Theatre
        Built in the 4th century BC, it is the best preserved of all the ancient theatres in Greece. The limestone benches sat 12,000 spectators, and the acoustics are so perfect that if you stand at the top you really can hear a pin drop down in the orchestra. Greek drama is still performed here every summer.
        Epidaurus Theatre Epidavrou Tripolis, Epidavros 210 52, Greece
      • Corinth Canal

        It is said that the Roman Emperor Nero was the first person to attempt to realize the ancient dream of connecting the Saronic and Corinthain gulfs.

        He started the digging in AD 67 when he ceremoniously dug out the first pile of earth with a golden shovel. In those days, the ships were winched and dragged across the narrow isthmus – a system preferred to the perilous journey around the storm-lashed southern cape of the Peloponnesian peninsula.

        It was only in 1882, however, that digging started in earnest, and eleven years later, the gulfs were linked by the Corinth Canal. Almost 6.5km (4miles) long but only 25m (82ft) wide and 8m 26ft) deep. Only one ship can pass through at a time.

        Corinth Canal, Greece
      • Saronic Islands
        On even the briefest Athens holiday, you can have a taste of the island life and the open sea. The islands of the Saronic Gulf are only a couple of hours away from the Greek capital.

        Three of them – Aegina, Poros and Hydra – can be visited on a one-day cruise; ask at any travel agency or your hotel.
        Saronic Islands, Greece

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 8.6 91.3 47.5 35.9
      Feb 9.4 67.9 48.9 26.7
      Mar 11 63.2 51.8 24.9
      Apr 14.6 42.1 58.3 16.6
      May 18.9 33.4 66 13.1
      Jun 23.6 19.8 74.5 7.8
      Jul 26.6 8.1 79.9 3.2
      Aug 26.4 9.1 79.5 3.6
      Sep 22.8 26.1 73 10.3
      Oct 18.3 73.2 64.9 28.8
      Nov 13.8 102.1 56.8 40.2
      Dec 10.5 115.7 50.9 45.6

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          Address : Mycenaean acropolis of Midea Epar.Od. Argous - Arachneou, Midea 210 55, Greece
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