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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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Iraklion History

At the beginning of the 13th century, the Republic of Venice, a major naval power at the time, bought Iraklion. The city flourished under the rule of the Venetians, despite the hostility of the locals. The city became the riches cultural centre in the Mediterranean, overshadowing even Athens or Thessaloniki. During the renaissance, many of the city’s artists became famous on the continent, for example El Greco. The Cretan School of icon painting is still very well known and appreciated today. In the 15th century, the Turks were a rising menace in Europe, and in order to protect the city, the Venetians built a 4.5 km long wall whose... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Mikinai

Bridges and ancient ruins in Corinth - Apr 1, 2009, by Wazling
Small city, that was in ancient times a big competitor of Athens. You can reach it easily by train. Main point, the city has got to offer is the area of ancient Corinth, connected with a museum. But the most impressive findings are located... Read more »

Daytrip to Argos - Dec 13, 2006, by Wazling
I had a very nice ride from Nafplion to Argos. I passionately love motorbikes, so I actually rented one to discover the area wth it. I didn't regret. When you see the pure, real side of Greece and not the crowded touristy one, you just fall... Read more »

Nafplion is worth a stop - Apr 1, 2009, by Wazling
It's a normal greek city, mostly clean. It has got some nice beaches, surrounded by some camping places. If you go there on holiday seasons, you cant move, like canned fish. In the city center you can watch a medieval fort, but besides that... 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 »

About the myth of Knossos - Feb 1, 2008, by stef
The antique metropol Knossos, located 3 miles from the capital Hersonissos, was an ambigous experience for us. We enjoyed the famous king Minos' castle's ruins. On the other part we had a messy experience in a restaurant, where we eat. But... Read more »

 
 

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