Tiryns

Tiryns, Nafplio

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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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doctorbobster
Gainesville, FL851 contributions
An Ancient Wall and the Ruins Within
May 2021
Cycling from Nafplio to Mycenae, the ruins at Tiryns are difficult to miss; we pulled in, paid the admission and spent about 30 minutes. (We easily could have spent much more time, but our cycling destination for the day was Mycenae.) While the most impressive part of Tiryns may be the wall, which can be viewed for free from the outside, the ruins from the inside are impressive enough to justify the admission and at least an hour of your time.
Written May 31, 2021
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AndrewClareFred
Lyng, UK156 contributions
Quiet site, well preserved.
Sep 2020
A nice little site with interesting old ruins - nice to walk around in the peaceful calm... because it is on the flat rather than high up like many of the old buildings it can be appreciated better visually from the road outside but is well worth the walk around too to get a feel for the layout and scale of the site.
Written September 15, 2020
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Roni
Barcelona, Spain2 contributions
Poor Tyrins
Jul 2020 • Couples
Swindle. 4€ for visiting one of the oldest archaeological sites in Greece (which being World Heritage doesn’t seem much) is too much considering that there is no indication sign or detailed plan of the megaron and each structure of the palace and constructions around, no sunshade built (not even a simple one made of vine) along the visitor’s space, and all seems abandoned (probably is not valued enough for the government after getting the UNESCO ‘title’), even the worker inside, that could have guide us a little bit, didn’t seem to know much about anything there, all very basic. The pictures to sell the tickets look like you can go through cool passages etc, but we just found the passage closed and with scaffolding around (even pics were difficult to take). The best preserved place is the wall, which can be seen for free from outside. And, of course, I don’t reccommend to try to make trekking from or to Nafplion as we read in some website... no green paths, nothing indicated, almost all through busy highway, very dangerous. We didn’t have a good experience.
Written August 7, 2020
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Aleksandra Scharner
Gdansk, Poland134 contributions
Quiet and beautiful
Aug 2019 • Family
Looking for something peaceful and yet breathtaking? That’s what you need! A beautiful place with a vivid ancient spirit coming around. But be careful and don’t go in the high grass, there are ticks there!
Written July 16, 2020
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Ron S
New York City, NY4,777 contributions
Tiryns
Jan 2020
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.
Written February 14, 2020
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WanderingTurtles
Athens, Greece176 contributions
Fun site to visit, but not a 'must see'
Dec 2019
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) appreciation for the construction of the cyclopean walls like those found at Mycenae. The four rating may be a bit too high, but three would have been unfair. In short, if you are looking for one more sight to see while near Nafplio, Tiryns is worth a visit. But it is unlikely to be the highlight of your trip. About an hour is enough time to make your way around the site.
Written January 5, 2020
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LOR186
x11 contributions
Excellent taster before visiting Mycenae
Sep 2019
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!
Written October 9, 2019
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lynnh311
Halifax, UK353 contributions
Not busy, just nice
Sep 2019
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 before finding the steps that goes down to one, but we couldn't walk through as it had a gate that was padlocked. Lots of other sections were also blocked off, but they still charged 4euros each to enter. Shame there are no information boards telling you what buildings were there and their usage. There are just a couple of boards explaining the restoration work that has been done so far. The thickness of the walls are amazing and the stones that were used are huge. It is worth a visit even if you can't get to all areas.
Written October 2, 2019
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wyliefool
NE Penna54 contributions
Close to town and easy to visit
Sep 2019
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.
Written September 29, 2019
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Sue S
Leeds, UK25 contributions
Very interesting site
Sep 2019
And such a relief to walk after Mycenae and Midea. The latter two are up long steep hills and Tiryns is on the flat as originally it was next to the sea and probably served as port to the other Mycenian centres inland.
Now it stands about 3 miles inland and is a reasonable walk from Nafplio, although a not very pretty one as it runs along the side of a main road and past a large prison.
Much which was once available to the tourist is now cordoned off, presumably for safety's sake.. Not long since you could walk through an ancient covered walkway against an outer wall. I think Tiryns probably suffers as much as any site from the constant stream of tourist feet which has lead to Mycenae being largely concreted over. A great shame.
However an interesting site to walk with links to the Iliad.
Written September 25, 2019
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