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“There's more than meets the eye, don't miss it”

Peristeria Mycenean Tomb
Reviewed 30 August 2016

When entering the area, you may feel let down. Don't, there's more than meets the eye. Start with the main tomb (only one is well-preserved). It may not look very amazing at first glance, but check where it was build and how great an acoustic it has (yes, you can play with your echo like a child). And then treat yourself with some... nature. On the right of the entrance, you will see a narrow path leading downwards. Follow it for 10'-15'. You don't need to be fit or wear hiking shoes, just walk slowly and carefully. Enjoy the walk, and when you think you have reached your destination and you prepare to take your shoes off the wet your feet and relax, think again. Walk upwards in the river for two more minutes (it's easy but slippery, mind your step): a tiny beautiful grotto full of small stalactites awaits. Shoot a shelfie and then open your eyes and marvel where you are.

Thank DatenshiFA
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

I don't understand all the positive reviews here. Really nothing to see out there. The acoustics are fun but that's it. Our local hotel staff didn't even know the place.

Thank Jasper G
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

Very atmospheric, you get a great sense of the amount of work it took to build. Very old tombs predating most known greek history.

Thank MrMortonScience
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

Close to the main road, is easily accesible even from the pass by travelers. Four tombs with one of them in a very good condition. The area is beautiful and if you have some spare time, it worth to spend 40min for a small hike right beside the site's fence.
There is small gorge with the waterfall in the end, very very nice.

Thank Kostas C
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

On this trip I have had the privilege to visit Apollo Epicurus, Ancient Messini, and Ancient Olympia. They were all wonderful. But this tomb, nestled in the hills just a few miles north of beautiful Kyparissia was somehow more important and moving to me.

If you are wanting more and are prepared for a hike, there is a path leading down along the side of the hill that will take you to a lovely grotto. If you are ready for even more adventure, you can walk up the river to see the stalactites. (I was not dressed for this adventure and had dressed in sandals and good slacks. Still, at more than 70 years of age and out of shape, I made it to the grotto and back.)

This site has stunning views of the surrounding area, and the roads will make you want to stop for photos every time you turn around.

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