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Archaeological Museum Of Mycenae


The Archaeological museum of Mycenae is located inside the archaeological site of Mycenae.
It is shaped to service of the material that comes from the excavations of the Acropolis of Mycenae, the area in order to service the guardance of the material taht comes from the excavations of the acropolis of Mycenae, direct area  in
order to serve as an exhibition area, for the information of the visitors completing their tour.




Information - Timetable

Archaeological Museum of Mycenae
Tel.: 27510.76.585

Timetable
Winter: From 1/11 to 31/3: 08:00 - 15:00
Summer: From 1/4 to 30/10: 8:00-20:00

The ticket is for the Archaeological site, museum and Treasure of Atreas.

* * Due to possible changes of opening hours please contact for exact hours.
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Exhibition sections


The Life of Mycenian  (first room)
In the first section it is presented firstly the use of place briefly until the end of Mycenian era, throughout the evolution of ceramic. Follows the most important architectonic monuments of Acropolis, the Gate of Leonton, Sitapotheki,
the walls, the religious center, and also ten domestic mycenian complexes outside Acropolis.



Afterlife (second room)
The material of the second unit comes from the grave circle B, of which graves are presenting in a semi-circle showcase and also various grave of the area in topographic units. Copies of the most important marbles represents the grave
circle A. The exhibits of the unit are presenting in chronological row.

Use of the area during historical (third room)
The half of the third room is dedicated to the third unit, with material that comes from the grave of mycenaean, geometrical, ancient and hellenistic time, holy from the ancient and classical time like Agamemnonion and sanctuary of
Enialion and from the building complexes of hellenistic era. In a special area is presented the collection of Mycenaean coins.

Mycenian civilization (third room)
The remaining area is dedicated to the uniqueness of the Mycenian civilization, with units that concern the basic activities of the Mycenaean and the accomplishments of the system of govern, the religion, the trade, the administration,
the art and the technology.

The museum is housed in a contemporary building that comes from the foot of Mycenae and to direct connection with acropolis. It was built in a way that provides direct communication with the ancient remainings, parts of those are visible from its big windows and the visitor meets in his way from the entrance of the archaeological site.
It is built in three levels and covers a total surface of 2000 m2. A great field of the museum is dedicated in the guardance of the archaeological material that comes from the excavations that took place in the past and continues until today.

The exhibition covers the 1/4 of the museum. It was built in the east side of the building in two levels and consists of three rooms.
The central entrance is located on the southwest side of the building. The visitor, before arriving in the yard that is the entrance of the exhibition, meets the " arched grave of the Lions".
The entrance leads to a spacious lobby (165 m2), in its center there is a pattern of the Acropolis, though many tables with record and material present the place from travelers of past centuries, and the history of excavations connected to Mycenae.
The visit begins with the room that communicates with the lobby in its right side.
The other two rooms are in a lower level and communicates to the first with double inclined corridor.
After these rooms the visitor returns to the lobby from the inclined corridor.



The exhibition is developing in four sections, mostly in big perimetrical showcases.
The first two rooms of the exhibitions area are dedicated the first one to the life in Mycenae and the second one in lower lever to their grave customs.
In the first room, that is the biggest one (150 m2), are presenting the exhibits of the first use of the place until the end of the prehistorical times based on the building complexes.
In the second room  (115 m2) is presenting the material that comes from the graves, beginning from the grave circles A and B and continue with the exhibits from graves of the area of Mycenae.
The other two sections consist of the units of the third room of (115 m2) the exhibition. The first one is for the use of the ground at Mycenae during the historical times though the second and last one is dedicated to the activities of Mycenaean, at which is addresed the uniqueness of Mycenaean civilization.

In the spacious storages of the museum is housed also the material that came from the museum of Nauplio and the National Archaeological Museum.
Specialized workshops of ceramic and metal objects that allow the keeping of the material there although there are spaces for desks and bibliotheque for the amenity of the researchers that work with it.


Source: Minestry of Civilization
Editor : Olga Psychogiou, archaeologist




Accommodation


For your stay in Argolida and several areas close to the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Nafplio, Argos, as well as in many other areas close to the Archaeological museum of Mycenae, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.

Entertainment
For your entertainment in Argolida, you will find many restaurants, taverns, cafeterias,  with excellent service and variety of products and services.
Argolida consists of many traditiona, simple but also luxurious places where you can have any type of food you want.


Access


By car:


Access to Argolida is easy by car through the existing road network. The time that you need to get there from Athens is 90 - 120 min by car.
The best way to explore Argolida and discover its nature and archaeological sights is to have your own vehicle.
It is worth visiting places where local tranportation and organized tours do not reach.

Distances for the Archaeological Site of Epidaurus :
From Athens: 121 km. Χάρτης διαδρομής. Η οδική διαδρομή από το κέντρο Αθήνας (πλ. Συντάγματος) στον Αρχαιολογικό Χώρο της Επιδαύρου. Η χιλιομετρική απόσταση και ο χρόνος που θα χρειαστείτε
From Patra: 165 km. Χάρτης διαδρομής. Η οδική διαδρομή από την Πάτρα στον Αρχαιολογικό Χώρο της Επιδαύρου. Η χιλιομετρική απόσταση και ο χρόνος που θα χρειαστείτε
From Ioannina: 374  km. Χάρτης διαδρομής. Η οδική διαδρομή από τα Ιωάννινα στον Αρχαιολογικό Χώρο της Επιδαύρου. Η χιλιομετρική απόσταση και ο χρόνος που θα χρειαστείτε
From Sparta: 112  km. Χάρτης διαδρομής. Η οδική διαδρομή από τη Σπάρτη στον Αρχαιολογικό Χώρο της Επιδαύρου. Η χιλιομετρική απόσταση και ο χρόνος που θα χρειαστείτε

By bus:


Argolida has regular daily Ktel buses that connects with Athens  and other areas of Argolida.


Nauplio: 27520.27.323
Athens: 210.51.34.588
Argos: 27510.69.323
Kranidi: 27540.21.218
Isthmos: 27410.83.000
Galatas: 22980.42.480

 

By train:
For destinations to Argos, Nafplio and Mili. Information (OSE), Athens, tel: (+30) 210.51.24.910

For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.

Entertainment
For your entertainment in Argolida, you will find many restaurants, taverns, cafeterias,  with excellent service and variety of products and services.
Argolida consists of many traditiona, simple but also luxurious places where you can have any type of food you want.

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