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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

Visiting Meteoras in Greece - Nov 23, 2006, by zdanko
Near the city of Kalambaka lie those big monasteries carved into the rocks, called Meteoras. It's a wonderful pace, the landscape is amazing, there are loads of spots for picknick and hiking is a pleaseure here. The nuns up there in the... Read more »

Vacation in Nafplion - Dec 13, 2006, by Wazling
The starting and central point of our vacation was Nafplion. Our trips to Argos and Mykene were only daytrips, we always came back. We usually want to daytrips with a car or a motorbike we rented, it was easy to get anywhere that way.... Read more »

Accomodation in Paralia - Jul 8, 2007, by zdanko
In Paralia-Katerini we staid in Akti Musson hotel and we were really pleased. It's not a luxorious place, of course, but very nice. The decoration was rather beautiful, a bit of a Greek style and the staff was also great. We did not go with... Read more »

A trip to the Ancient Argos - Apr 6, 2009, by Wazling
If you're interested in ancient greek history, you should visit the ancient city of Argos. The city got it's name after the giant who had a thousand eyes and watched over the treasures of the gods. There are beautiful ruins, places for... Read more »

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 »

 
 

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