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Except for the cyclopean wall there's not much left at Tiryns. Signage practically non-existent. The view from the outside is more impressive than the site proper.
Tiryns had been on my list to visit for quite a while, but never made it to the front of the line during my multiple trips to the Peloponnese. This time, we found the time to stop by... And we're glad we did. It was a cool site, and gives one a similar (but not the same)…
Also Mycenaean construction, this is a smaller, and more modest version of Mycenae. Well worth the visit *before* going to the Big Daddy of Mycenae!
Very hot September day. No shade so needed a hat and plenty of water. Just one coach came in whilst we were there but they didn't stay long. Very nice and peaceful to walk round. Trying to find the Galleries with the arch shaped roof was very difficult, had to walk round twice…
Not as big and impressive as Mycenae, but it's right outside town and pretty easy to visit in less than an hour. Worth a stop as you pass by.