Mycenae was a fortified city from the Bronze Age that is located in the Peloponnese Peninsula of Greece. It is about ninety kilometers south-west of Athens and twenty-one kilometers south of Corinth.
The road that leads to Mycenae is lined with beautiful eucalyptus trees and citrus groves. The walls of the acropolis are described as being hard to distinguish from the rocks of the hills behind them. This is where the blocks that made the walls came from. In Greek mythology Mycenae was founded by Perseus, the son of Zeus. There is also other ties to mythology like Agamemnon, the king who led Greece against Troy in the Trojan War. In Greek mythology he was the king of not only Mycenae but all of Greece.