Mycenae self-guided Virtual Experience: in the bath with Clytemnestra

Mycenae self-guided Virtual Experience: in the bath with Clytemnestra

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Mycenae self-guided Virtual Experience: in the bath with Clytemnestra

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Overview

  • 50 stories
  • 10 stops

Experience the archeological site of Mycenae from the comfort of your home with an engaging self-guided virtual tour, narrated in English, from your PC or smartphone browser. It’s so simple! You will receive an email with the tour link with instructions and, in a couple of minutes, you will travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch!

 

Through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views, you will learn not only about historical facts but also discover unknown stories and legends of ancient times that will amaze your family and friends. The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief intriguing stories that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online and you can access it repeatedly and anytime.

 

This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the mythical tales of Homer and the notorious Clytemnestra and immerse yourself in the surroundings in an entirely innovative way.

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One-eyed contractors

The Greeks believed that only one-eyed Cyclopes had the strength and skills to build walls with these gigantic boulders. The fortification system of Mycenae consists of huge, unworked limestone boulders that fit together without mortar or clay. The sheer weight of the stone (often several metric tonnes) is sufficient to keep them in place. Smaller stones filled any openings since the boulders were never carefully cut blocks. The tools of the Mycenaean architect were simple (bow-drill, bronze axes, adze blades) and much depended on the workers’ hard labour. It took at least four men to handle each massive boulder with the help of earth ramps and wooden rollers.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Virtual Self-guided Tour for the archeological site of Mycenae with satellite & street views
  • Audio content with engaging & original stories in English

Mandatory items

Desktop, Laptop or smartphone device, Internet connection

The location

Areas

Cyclopean Walls: At the entrance, you will be amazed by the sight of the massive Cyclopean walls of Mycenae, and you will listen to the fascinating tales about its construction by one-eyed giants and the mythical founding of the city that was created by magical mushrooms! 

 

Lions’ Gate: 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 and all the terrible stories you are going to hear once you walk below the imposing Lions’ Gate of the Mycenaean citadel. The Lions were the sleepless guards of Mycenae and the loved animal of the citizens.

 

Palace: The Palace was like the Camelot of Mycenae and above all was the heart and the trademark of the citadel. As you observe the ruins of the palace, you will learn everything about its architecture, the life of the kings and all the bloody events that took place inside.

 

The Treasury of Atreus: You’ll visit the massive beehive tomb, once believed to be the burial site of King Agamemnon, to admire its jaw-dropping tholos and learn about his murder by the vengeful queen Clytemnestra

Important information

Know before you book

  • This is a virtual tour for the archeological site of Mycenae that you can take from the comfort of your home and feel like you were there
  • No live guide or meeting point required
  • You will receive an email with instructions on how to access your tour via a link. Check your spam folder as well
  • No special equipment is needed (i.e. special glasses). However, earphones or headphones are highly recommended to enjoy the experience.
  • This product can be accessed from any web browser and requires internet connection. The tour is available only online. The virtual tour doesn’t require a visit to the site

Cancellation Policy: This product cannot be refunded once activated.

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