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Daytrip to the ancient Mykene, Mikinai, Greece

 
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Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 13th of December, 2006
If you're near to Mykene, you should really go there. It's a well preserved antique Greek city, digged out by the german Heinrich Schliemann in the 19th century (yes, he is the same archeologist who discovered Troy, so you should take a look at Mykene as well). The famous golden mask of Agamemnon was found here. Unfortunately, all the interesting things are in the national museum of Athens. To complete a visit of Mykene, I recommend to visit this museum, for there are still some very nice things you should see if you are interested in the ancient Greeks.
 

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Holiday in Greece on 1994 - overview

1. Aug 3, 1994 Athens - first impression (Athens)  (* 7)
2. Aug 4, 1994 Short visit in Corinth (Corinth)  (* 10)
3. Aug 4, 1994 Break at Nafplion (Nafplion)
4. Aug 7, 1994 Daytrip to Argos (Argos)
5. Aug 8, 1994 Daytrip to the ancient Mykene (Mikinai)
6. Aug 9, 1994 Vacation in Nafplion (Nafplion)
7. Aug 10, 1994 Short visit in Tripolis (Tripolis)
8. Aug 12, 1994 Beach brake at Kaiafa (Kaiafa)  (* 1)
9. Aug 16, 1994 Not amazed by Patras (Patras)
10. Aug 19, 1994 What to see in Santorini (Thira)
11. Aug 20, 1994 Short visit to Crete (Heraklion)  (* 8)
12. Aug 23, 1994 The attractions of Matala (Matala)

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Recent reviews for Mikinai

Athens - first impression - May 15, 2008, by Wazling
I've never seen such a different city before that time. On the one hand there was everything historical and full of antique things, on the other hand the place was very dirty and spoiled sometimes, mainly if you went away from the tourist... Read more »

Short visit to Crete - Dec 13, 2006, by Wazling
After we were back again at Athens, we still had quite much time, so we decided to go to Crete. We went to Heraklion for one day, walked through the city and visited the museum. It has got some nice findings there if you like such things.... Read more »

The beaches and attractions of Matala, Greece - Dec 15, 2008, by MadSuh
Matala has some great ancient caves, originally dug out during the stone age and used for worship. In the sixties hippies used them as housing and today they are yet again another tourist attraction. They are now protected by the Archeology... Read more »

A nice weekend in Volos, Greece - Jul 30, 2009, by blackangel_66
Although it is an industrial city, I really enjoyed Volos. The sea is impossibly blue there and the city by night from the surrounding hills is amazing. The Archeological Museum of Volos is really great, exhibits include items from the... Read more »

Spending a few days in Thessaloniki - Aug 27, 2008, by lindamura
A visitor approaching Thessaloniki from the sea will have a first glimpse of a modern metropolis, lots of blocks of flats and other modern buildings. This sight was very different a few hundred years ago. A major change in the façade... Read more »

 
 

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