Mycenae, one of the most important archaeological sites, belongs in the UNESCOʼs list of Sites of World Heritage. According to Homer in Iliad and Odyssey, they were founded by Perseus, son of Danae and Zeus.

The Acropolis of Mycenae was traced by the self-educated archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, in 1874, who, based on ancient texts and another similar excavation in Troy, found golden objects there, as well.

In the acropolis we identify the main points of interest: the entrance, the Lion Gate, the royal palace complex and the tombs (tholos) also known as the Treasury of Lions, of Clytemnestra, Aigisthos, and the more luxurious Treasury of Atreus.

The most important finds from Schliemann's excavation of the archaeological site of Mycenae, for example the Mask of Agamnenon and others, are now in the National Museum of Greece in Athens and can be admired there in a special section.


East Peloponnese
Corinth Canal


▶︎ Delphi & Arachova
▶︎ East Peloponnese
▶︎ Evia Island
▶︎ Cycladic Islands