One of our many reasons for being in Nafplio was to visit the rather well known Bronze Age hill fort located nearby. Not just any old Bronze Age hill fort, this one comes with lions over a gate and tales of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Electra, Orestes, Cassandra and, by association, Paris, Helen, Achilles, Troy, a wooden horse and the rest. A place of tales and legends.
Mycenae is incredibly old, the hill was briefly occupied in later years, but pretty much everything predates 1200 BC, the bulk of the walls from around 1350 BC and occupation goes much further back. The location is impressive, as of course is the Lion Gate, and there are some wonderful things in the museum attached to the site.
Unlike Troy which is fascinating in many ways, but confusing, Mycenae pretty much concentrates on the late Bronze Age (Helladic period) Cyclopean walls and the associated palaces and buildings. These are in all probability consistent with the legends and tales.
We were fortunate, Mycenae can be very crowded at times but when we went it was quiet. Had we gone when there were organised tours from a cruise ship it would have been very different.