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Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Ancient Mycenae

Ancient Mycenae

Ancient Mycenae

Ancient Mycenae is an archaeological site in north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece. Founded about 1350 BCE, it is located about 90 kilometers (56 miles) south-west of Athens on a hill rising 900 feet above sea level. Ancient Mycenae was a major center of Greek civilization and a military stronghold, which was a dominant power during Bronze Age Greece.

Mycenae, an acropolis site, was ideally positioned to be a center of power to command the Isthmus of Corinth with a strong defensive and strategic position.

Mycenae Museums

Mycenae Historical Site

Greek Proverbs and Quotes


  • Town:            Mycenae
  • Greek:            Μυκήνες
  • Address:         Mykines, Argolis, Greece
  • Country:         Greece

A Tour of Greek Museums and Historic Sites

Museums in Athens

Athens Historical Sites

Thessaloniki Museums

Thessaloniki Historical Sites

Delphi Museums and Historical Sites

Delphi Historical Sites

Delos Museums and Historical Sites

Santorini Museums

  • Museum of Prehistoric Thera
  • Archaeological Museum of Thera
  • Maritime Museum, Santorini

Thera Historical Site

Olympia Museums and Historical Sites

Corinth Museums and Historical Site

Mycenae Museum and Historical Site

Epidaurus Museum & Historic Site

Heraklion, Crete Museum & Historic Site

Meteora Historic Site 

Milos Museum & Historic Site

  • Milos Historical Sites
  • Milos Museum

Mystras Historic Site

Pella Museum & Historic Site


“In war, the first casualty is the truth.”
– Agamemnon quote via Aeschylus


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