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Mycenae: Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Tour

2.9 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Clio Muse Tours

Mycenae: Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Tour

Activity provider: Clio Muse Tours

From US$ 10.51 per person

A fascinating self-guided audio walking tour for your smartphone to explore the wondrous archaeological site of Mycenae. You can delve into the bloody story of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, the mythical royal couple made famous by Homer.

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Duration 2 hours
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Download a digital audio tour on your smartphone and explore Mycenae
  • Experience a haunting archaeological site at your own pace
  • Marvel at the famed Lion Gate and the Tomb of Agamemnon
  • Gain important insights into one of the oldest Greek civilizations
  • Enjoy a fun and quirky storytelling concept
Full description
Your tour will begin outside the Acropolis, where you can best appreciate the magnificent Cyclopean Walls. The size of the boulders and the perfection of the construction can not help but impress anyone who sees them. The Lions’ Gate is unforgettable, with the two lions that guard the city also intimidating all intruders. But Mycenae was above all else a place where people lived; the Granary by the Gate reminds us of their dietary requirements. The Grave Circle was long considered to be the burial ground of King Agamemnon and amazed the archaeologists with the famous gold masks and other precious objects they unearthed. The Great Ramp was the main thoroughfare that everybody followed on their way to the palace. The Megaron, with its impressive hearth, was the heart of the acropolis, where Agamemnon would hold council and welcome his guests. The Secret Cistern remains as impressive and dark today as it was back in the day, nested in the foot of the hill where the signal announcing Agamemnon’s return first appeared. As you leave the acropolis, you will come across the last "tholos" tomb ever built, traditionally attributed to Clytemnestra herself, as well as the undistinguished ruins of the House of the Oil Merchant, that may not seem like much but once contained a thriving industry that supplied the palace with luxurious furniture. And since you are here, don’t neglect to walk the short distance to the Treasury of Atreus, perhaps the single most impressive architectural monument of the Mycenaean civilization. Your extensive, smartphone guided tour of the Acropolis is sure to leave you bewildered!
Includes
  • Self-guided audio tour in English for your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • Activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content with an offline interactive map to avoid roaming charges
  • Customer service by the app provider
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site/museum of Mycenae
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • App compatibility with Windows phones
  • Live guide
  • Transportation to and from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Internet access inside archaeological site (mobile signal is also weak)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Meeting point

There is no meeting point, but the self-guided audio tour is designed to start from the entrance to the archaeological site of Mycenae (Mykines 212 00, Greece).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone. No VR / AR is included.
  • Mycenae and the Treasury of Atreus are 2 separate sites; the latter is located a 10-minute walk away
  • Visitors taking the tour will first explore Mycenae then continue to visit the Treasury of Atreus
  • The audio tour covers the areas of the archaeological site and the Treasury of Atreus. It does not include a tour of the museum.
  • 7 days before your selected visit date you will receive an email from the local supplier with instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please download the app & tour prior to your visit since the internet service may be unavailable on site.
  • The audio tour can be used repeatedly both online and offline. Use your headphones for the best experience.
  • An Android or iOS smartphone is required. Please ensure you have enough storage space (100-150 MB)
  • Non-refundable once activated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.1/5
  • Service
    3.2/5
  • Organization
    3.2/5

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We could not access the site at all.

May 16, 2022

Amazing tour. Worth it!

March 3, 2022

Great tour, lots of interesting information and easy to use, definitely recommended!

February 28, 2022

Product ID: 146559