Location: Mikínai, Greece

Location: Mikínai, Greece

Ancient Mycenae

High above the modern town of Mycenae, between two conical hills, spread the ruins of by far the most powerful and influential palatial complexes of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Dating back to around the second millennium B.C., its legends have inspired artists to date, from the Homeric epics and the Classical tragedy to vivid reflections in the contemporary art. Look at the scarce remnants and let it occur to you that the bulk of Greek mythology has its roots here in Mycenae. Once you walk through the Lions’ Gate you witness the abduction of Helen, become part of the Trojan drama, bite the Golden Apple of Discord, and face the prophecies of Cassandra. A little bit of imagination will work miracles.