Tiryns
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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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Grace T
Detroit, MI59 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Went yesterday and after you pay two euros you find out that unless you can climb, you can’t see much. The entire left access is closed, so all that’s left is the stone stairs with no rail. Plus you can see all these things from the road. Just a cool drive by
Written 21 February 2024
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Susan P
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It was pretty cool to see the ruins of this Mycenaean city. The thick walls are quite impressive. Up top the hill, there isn't much to see. But, it's still a worthwhile walk around.
Written 20 February 2024
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TrinkyTravels
Berry, Australia219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
You can access the site easily by taking the bus from Nafplio for Euro1.60 but you’ll walk 500 metres along the main road to the entrance. Don’t turn right when you get off the bus like we did, it was hot and exhausting taking that wrong turn. The whole site amazes, how did the Mycenae lift those massive blocks into place? They are 8 metres thick! It’s well worth a visit, but we ended up asking the ticket seller to call us a taxi back to town which cost Euro13.00 which was excessive, but worth it.
Written 15 April 2023
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Diana B
Iasi, Romania1,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Very interesting old archaeological site, possibly Heracles' place of birth. I was impressed by the thickness of the walls (7m thick). There is not much left beside the exterior walls, made of huge stones, but it is still worth visiting. The entrance fee is 4 euro per person.
Written 12 October 2022
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BRDman7
Vancouver, Canada350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I enjoyed strolling through the site of Tiryns and seeing firsthand the history and viewpoints of the location.
Written 2 October 2022
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1Downhiller
Lincoln, UK156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Depending on your translation from Ancient Greek, Homer describes Tiryns as ‘wall-girt’, ‘well-walled’ or ‘mighty walled’. He wasn’t wrong.

Occupied for millennia Tiryns reached its peak as a Mycenaean walled palace between 1400 and 1200 BC when The Iliad describes it supplying ships and men for the Trojan War.

Now on the outer edge of Napflio the remains are as impressive today as they were to the traveller Pausanias nearly two thousand years ago. The upper palace gives commanding views of the plain of Argos and insights into the workings of a Bronze Age city.

But it’s the walls and their unbelievably massive stones which dominate, seen from outside, inside or indeed within the walls themselves. Classical Greeks thought only giants could have built them. It’s hard to disagree.
Written 1 October 2022
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Lin D
Royston, UK558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
A large site which is well worth a visit owing to the extensive layout and amazing walls, built with enormous stones. At the height of its occupation 10000 inhabitants lived there. The finds from various excavations are displayed in the Archeological Museum in Nafplio.
Written 22 September 2022
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delospoppy
New York City, NY523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The birthplace of Heracles. Built before the beginning of the Bronze Age. The walls made of stone are amazing in some areas they are 10m thick.
Written 19 September 2022
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VTJedi
Virginia3,020 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Close to Nafplio (you can see Nafplio from the top of the fortress) is Ancient Tiryns.

It was worth the 40 minutes or so it took to explore this place on the way back from Athens. No museum on site really, but there are some cool places that you can explore and the path takes you down through/under the wall.

There is an ongoing archaeological dig taking place here, so parts were closed when we visited but that didn't detract.

It was amazing to visit here as later in our trip we'd go to the Athens Archaeological museum where they have on display a lot of the things that were found here. It was significant in its day and for us - something we didn't want to miss.

Plus, nice views of the surrounds from Argos to Nafplio.
Written 17 July 2022
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Lou F
Vancouver, Canada313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was our favourite Archeological site to visit when we were staying in Nafplio. It’s a 12 minute drive from Nafplio.

The ruins are well maintained and amazing. The entrance fee is affordable.
Written 7 July 2022
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