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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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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Very cheap to enter and certainly worth while. As the sign postage is lacking, would certainly recommend bringing guide book- they sell them at the ticket office as well as at the archaeology museum in town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank r0mantraveler
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This could be on par with Pompeii, but with very little signage, it was hard to imagine what each area was. Still pretty cool, though, and we loved the staff!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Staci_Beauvais
Reviewed 5 October 2018

There is little to see here and renovations are ongoing. Thankfully they have saved a lot of what had collapsed. It's only 4 Euros to enter which is a reasonable price and you get a leaflet to explain what you are seeing. If you are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank greenpanther30
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank BooFit
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MirandaSheffieldUK
Reviewed 7 September 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed 5 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank zazu2012
Reviewed 31 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lovetennis99
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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