Travel to the dawn of history with the mythical tales of Homer and visit the citadel of Mycenae accompanied by a self-guided audio tour on your phone.
Your tour begins at the entrance of the archaeological site, where, upon encountering the massive Cyclopean walls of Mycenae, you will listen to the fascinating tales about its construction by one-eyed giants. The mythical founding of the city is equally surprising and so are the stories of its kings and queens. The crime of Tantalus, the progenitor of the royal family is nothing less but an omen of the curse which befell the House of Atreus. Gear yourself up for all the terrible events you are going to learn about once you walk below the imposing Lion Gate of the Mycenaean citadel!
As you experience the site, feeling its pervasive mysterious aura, you will follow in the footsteps of its early inhabitants. Your audio guide will shed light upon various aspects of daily life, fashion, eating habits and funerary traditions of a civilization lost in prehistory. Your tour, finally, culminates with the massive beehive tomb, once believed to be the burial site of King Agamemnon. There you will admire its jaw-dropping tholos and learn about the king’s murder by his vengeful queen, the notorious Clytemnestra!
When back from Mycenae, you will know for good that myths are not always children stories and that sometimes archaeological findings, before unearthed, were washed in blood!
|Starting point||Myceane, entrance to the acropolis|
|Finishing point||Treasury of Atreus, EO Mikinon Fichtion, Argos Mykines 212 00|
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|Opening hours||Winter (1 Nov. to 31 Mar.): Mon.- Sun. 08:00 - 15:00, April: Mon.- Sun. 08:00 - 19:00, May - 11 September: 08:00 - 20:00, 12-30 September: 08:00 - 19:00, October: 08:00 - 18:00, Good Friday: 12.00 - 17.00, Holy Saturday: 08.00 - 15.00|
|Additional admission||General admission: €12|
|Mandatory Items||Charges Android/ iOS smartphone|
Why take a self-guided tour?
This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.
You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.
After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.
By clicking "Add to cart", you are purchasing this tour in English. This tour is also available in the following languages: Ελληνικά.