UNESCO Cultural Site

Ancient Mycenae

One of the first stops we wanted to make while driving through the Peloponnese was Mycenae, an archaeological site about 75 miles south west of Athens.  Dating from the second millenium BC, at its height, Mycenae had 30,000 inhabitants.  Its prime position allowed for strong defense.  The site was discovered in 1876 by Heinrich Schliemann.  […]

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