The Mycenae of today is but a small village of about 450 inhabitants, on the northeast of the Argolida valley. The village used to be known as Charvati, but in 1928 it took back its ancient name. The villagers today are occupied in cultivating their ancestors’ land and offering their services to the thousands of tourists visiting the area every day. The place is famous worldwide as one of the most important archaeological sites. Its name is undoubtedly tied to the ancient city of Mycenae, where the heart of the Mycenaean civilization, the first major land-based Greek civilization, used to beat