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Tiryns Archaeological Site


Tiryns is an ancient Mycenaean and Greek archaeological site situated 4 km (2 mi) Northwest of Nafplio, Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. This strategic hill was inhabited since Neolithic period.




Location: 4 km (2 mi) Northwest of Nafplio, Peloponnese  Map

Open: 8:30am- 3pm daily

Tel. 27520 22657





Description of Tiryns Archeological Site

Tiryns Archaeological Site reached its peak during Bronze Age between 1400 and 1200 BC. Around this time period the massive walls were constructed. Cyclopean boulders that make up the military defenses of the town are said to be brought here by Cyclops, mythical creatures of enormous size and only one eye. Other ancient legends claim that this was the work of legendary Heracles who was also born here. In the end of the Mycenaean period Tiryns went into decline. It was completely destroyed by the armies of Argos in 468 BC. By the time Roman traveler and geographer Pausanias visited the site in the 2nd century AD it was already in ruins. Archaeological excavations started in Tiryns in 1884 under supervision of Heinrich Schliemann.





Argive Heraion (Tiryns)

Location: 10 km (6 mi) North of Tiryns

Open: 8:30am- 3pm daily











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