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“Site to see after Mycenae” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tiryns

Ranked #12 of 45 things to do in Nafplio
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Owner description: 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.
Prague, Czech Republic
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“Site to see after Mycenae”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

If you have some time left after visiting Mycenae, this is the place to go. You get a nice impression of the Cyclopean walls.
Just make sure you have enough time. The site closes at 15:00 in winter and the guard makes sure to lock the gate exactly at that time.

Visited February 2013
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Very interesting Mycenean site. It is large and open and gives you an idea of the size and foundations of an ancient Greek city would have been.

Visited March 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Very impressive archeological site located 4km from Nafplio. Its easily reached by bus on route Nafplio-Argos - just ask bus driver to stop near Ancient Tiryns (Archea Tiryntha). Bus ticket costs the same price as to Argos (1,6e). I've got my ticket for free, they said 'today's entance for free' so I was more than happy, especially when the site is really amazing to watch, all those big rocks and the view from the top - in good weather you can see Nafplio and the sea as well. You'll get a small guide with your ticket too, so be sure you read it because it contains many useful informations about Tiryns.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

In Homer's "Iliad", Tiryns with its cyclopean walls is called one of the mightiest of the Mycenaean cities that lined up against Troy. History tells us its strong walls dominated this region of Greece for centuries. I therefore expected to find an impressive fortress crowning a hill, somewhat like Mycenae. What surprised me most about Tiryns, when I finally visited it, was its location.

This supposedly-mighty ancient city is today merely a stretch of tumbled stones barely rising 30 feet above a flat field just off the main road outside Nafplio. It's no big fortress. It looks too small to even be called a palace. You could walk around it inside half an hour. Some of the stones are big, true, and it has a fairly expansive football field-sized flat area on topm where buildings once stood. But frankly, I was a little disappointed by 'Mighty Tiryns'. It doesn't look big enough to field an army, or even to fill its historical shoes. However, if you're in Nafplio, you should judge it yourself, since its just minutes out of town by car or bus. The bus to Argos passes the site just a few minutes outside Nafplio. You can also get a taxi from outside Nafplio's bus station. The taxi there and back, including a 30 minute wait at the site so you can look around, will cost you a flat fee of 30 Euros flat fee. Entry fee to the site is 3 Euros, which includes a free brochure about Tiryns, which is open 8AM to 8PM daily. Is it worth the trip? Well, only if it's on your wish list, and you don't mind being a little disappointed.

Visited May 2012
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Waste of time”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

It must have been impressive, but right now it's just a mountain of rocks, with no explanation or signs at all.
A big area was closed due to archeological works.
There are many better things to do in the area

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