Off Limits Mycenae

1/2 or 1 day experiences
June - Sept May 2019
From $700 (for 4 people)

Take a tour with on-site academics on the acropolis of Mycenae, access off-limits areas (Cult Temple, underground cistern, less visited Tholos Tombs), as well as the recently excavated Lower Town. Embark on a private tour of the Mycenae Museum, followed by a drinks reception and lecture (could be on Mycenae or topics including ancient warfare and diplomacy, ancient theater, archaeoastronomy, ancient music and much more) at the Mycenaean Foundation Center. 

 

Mycenae

Mycenae is one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. The fortified citadel is nested over the fertile plain of Argolis near the seashore in the northeast Peloponnese.

The founding of Mycenae is lost in prehistory, but according to Greek legends, it was founded by the legendary hero Perseus - son of Zeus and Danae, daughter of the king of Argos, Acricios.

 The Perseid dynasty ruled the area from Mycenae from at least three generations. Eurystheus, the last of the line, was the one who commissioned Herakles (Hercules) to perform his twelve labors, and when he was killed fighting the Athenians, Atreus, the son of Pelops became the king of Mycenae and started the Atreid dynasty. Atreus' son, Agamemnon led the expedition against Troy - the story immortalized in the Homeric Illiad - but was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra upon his return to Mycenae.

 

Key info

  • Access off limits areas

  • Guided by Prof Magiddis and the Mycenaean Foundation team

  • Optional poetry readings, lunch or lectures with key academics

  • Bespoke 1/2 or 1 day experiences available


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