Mycenae

After our stop at the Treasury of Atreus, we hopped on over to explore the archaeological site of Mycenae – another UNESCO World Heritage site! The ruins are located practically across the street (highway?) from the Treasury of Atreus, so it didn’t take us long to get there. And let me tell you, this site was definitely in my top three out of all the places we visited in Greece.

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Before the trek up to the top.

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The Lion Gate.

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View of the valley from the top. Those are all olive trees in the distance!

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Treated myself to some fresh orange juice at the bottom of the hill.

So what do you think? Stunning, right? The view at the top was incredible. And what great exercise! Don’t worry, though; the incline was somewhat gradual (definitely not as steep as it was to get up to the Acropolis in Athens). It was like a moderate walk with plenty of areas to stop along the way to rest – or in my case, take a ton of pictures!

Archaeological Site of Mycenae
Mykines 212 00, Greece

Other UNESCO World Heritage sites I’ve visited:

Greece: Acropolis of Athens
Belgium: Flemish Béguinages // Historic Centre of Brugge
The United Kingdom: Westminster Abbey & Tower of London
France: Palace and Park of Versailles
The United States: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

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