6 Sights in Mykines, Greece (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Mykines, Greece. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Mykines, Greece.

List of cities in Greece Sightseeing Tours in Mykines

1. Treasury of Atreus

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The Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon is a large tholos or beehive tomb constructed between 1350 and 1250 BC in Mycenae, Greece. The tomb was used for an unknown period. Mentioned by the Roman geographer Pausanias in the 2nd century AD, it was still visible in 1876 when the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the shaft graves under the "agora" in the Acropolis at Mycenae. The tomb perhaps held the remains of the sovereign who completed the reconstruction of the fortress or one of his successors. The grave is an exceptional example of Bronze Age Mycenaean tholoi and architecture as it is considered the finest and largest of the surviving nine tholos tombs found at Mycenae and the many more in the Argolid.

Wikipedia: Treasury of Atreus (EN)

2. Τάφος Επάνω Φούρνου

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Tomb of Epano Phournos is called a tholos tomb in Mycenae. The tomb was named after the site of the same name and this in turn was named after the tholos tomb itself, which the farmers used to call Phournos. The Tholos tomb is located on the western slope of Panagitsa Hill about 450 m west of the upper town of Mycenae. According to Alan Wace's classification, it belongs to the first tholos group and dates back to the Late Helladic period. It was built around 1500 BC and, together with the Cyclops tomb, is one of the oldest tholos tombs near Mycenae. Since the grave is in acute danger of collapsing, access has been blocked.

Wikipedia: Grab von Epano Phournos (DE)

3. Ταφικός κύκλος Α΄

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Grave Circle A is a 16th-century BC royal cemetery situated to the south of the Lion Gate, the main entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae in southern Greece. This burial complex was initially constructed outside the walls of Mycenae and ultimately enclosed in the acropolis when the fortification was extended during the 13th century BC. Grave Circle A and Grave Circle B, the latter found outside the walls of Mycenae, represents one of the significant characteristics of the early phase of the Mycenaean civilization.

Wikipedia: Grave Circle A, Mycenae (EN)

4. Kato Phournos Tomb

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Tomb of Kato Phournos is called a tholos tomb in Mycenae. The tomb was named after the site of the same name and this in turn was named after the tholos tomb itself, which the farmers used to call Phournos. The tomb of Tholos is located on the western slope of Panagitsa Hill about 600 m west of the upper town of Mycenae. According to Alan Wace's classification, it belongs to the second tholos group and dates back to the Late Helladic period. It was built between 1460 and 1400 BC.

Wikipedia: Grab von Kato Phournos (DE)

5. Lion Gate

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Lion Gate is the popular modern name for the main entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae in southern Greece. It was erected during the thirteenth century BC, around 1250 BC, in the northwestern side of the acropolis. In modern times, it was named after the relief sculpture of two lionesses in a heraldic pose that stands above the entrance.

Wikipedia: Lion Gate (EN)

6. Mycenae

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Mycenae Andy Hay from UK / CC BY 2.0

Mycenae is an archaeological site near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece. It is located about 120 kilometres south-west of Athens; 11 kilometres north of Argos; and 48 kilometres south of Corinth. The site is 19 kilometres inland from the Saronic Gulf and built upon a hill rising 900 feet above sea level.

Wikipedia: Mycenae (EN)

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