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The well-preserved ruins of the Mycenaean acropolis and Citadel of Tiryns are more than 3,000 years old. Mycenaean archaeological site in Argolis in the Peloponnese, some kilometres north of Nauplion.
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Nafplio, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A smaller site than Mycenae. We went after visiting Mycenae, and had the services of a guide. Our guide Dimitris was most knowledgeable (he is an archaeologist and a historian) and made the site come alive for us. Without his explanation, we would not have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This awe-inspiring monument looks as though it was built by giants. Get a glimpse of the shady gallery - you used to be able to walk down here, but is now considered unsafe.

Thank MirandaSheffieldUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on route to Nafplio on our way to Mycenae, and was surprised at the scale of the ruin as well as the pristine view of the sea in the background-some stunning photo opportunities! However, there was very little signage and information regarding the...More

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why don’t more people go here? It is absolutely jaw dropping. How were those huge stones moved, laid and constructed? On a small knoll in the plain (now 1.5km back from the sea as its silted up the plain below) stands this wonderful site. Read...More

Thank zazu2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I agree with previous reviews as to the impressive yet could be so much more ruins. Basically an ancient polis with not much info given on the entry brochure. It took us about an hour to wander around and try to imagine what the remains...More

1  Thank lovetennis99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Due to this site not being as well known as others nearby, we pretty much had it to ourselves. Read up in advance as there is limited information and no guided tours. €4 entry each. Small information leaflet provided. Spent a couple of hours wandering...More

Thank bluelizard
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Tiryns is worth a walk around the walls to marvel at how did they do this in the long ago Mycenaean age. Inside it is very basic foundations with a few interesting peaked openings.

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Seriously? One of the most important sites in Greece and this is what they’ve done with it? Here you literally walk in the footsteps of Heracles (Hercules) along the same path where he dragged Cerberus from the Underworld. Here you can wander through the chief...More

1  Thank MikeTittensor
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The bronze age site is definitely worth a visit if you are in the Nauplio area. It is a smaller site than Mycenae and is still undergoing conservation. Recently a stairway has opened and this gives one a sense of the immense scale of the...More

3  Thank Telkontar
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Tyrens is not worth a special trip. The main interest here is a large wall with large stones. That is it. Little signage or explinations of the significance are provided on the grounds. I feel that it wasn't even worth going inside the walls, which...More

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