At 90 kilometers southwest of Athens, Mycenae was one of the most important city-states with a highly developed and distinct culture, architecture and writing as well as a sophisticated urban organization. It was a strong military fortress with cyclopean walls, citadels with palaces and impressive burial monuments. From the Bronze Age with their heyday in 1350 BC. Mycenae was a decisive factor in the subsequent development of ancient Greek civilization.
In the archaeological site, one can see the ruins of the Acropolis, the Royal Palace, the treasure of Atreus, the vaulted tomb of Clytemnestra, the Gate of Lions and the extraordinary finds exhibited in the Museum of Mycenae. Along with neighboring Tiryns, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.