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December 14, 2018


The Town of Tyros

Tyros Arkadias is a traditional seaside village that is located 190 km or a 2.5-hour journey from Athens is one of the most fantastic beaches of Eastern Peloponnese. This is the only remaining village out of the existing villages to still rely on the Tsakonian language, an ancient Doric dialect! One of the oldest in fact, and was inhabited by Byzantium who worked as elite guards tasked with securing the port.

(The village of Tyros in Arcadia)

Inhabited during the pre-historic times, the village of Tyros has a population of about 2000 permanent residents with the available public facilities being open only during the summer period. This town has a signature long pebbled spectacular beach that houses a number of tavernas and cafeterias whose tables and chair stretch right up to the sea. Accommodation in this town is available in the small rooms to rent and hotels. If you are planning a trip with your loved one, this is the perfect destination as there is less activity around this town. You will be guaranteed of a very quiet and calm holiday. If you are planning to travel there with your children, please note that the shore is very deep.

The town also has less known beaches existing on the north and south of the town named Lygeria and Tigani respectively.

What to do in Tyros

  • Explore and shop around Tyros.

Tyros is by default, a traditional fishing village with agriculture being the main occupation. You can take time off your trip to shop for local agricultural products such as hand-woven materials, Tsakonian cheese, honey and olive oil.

  • Take a swim at one of the three beaches in Tyros

(Tigani Beach)

Tyros sits at a seafront that stretches over two kilometres inhabited by crystal clear Aegean waters. On these beaches, you will find a number of tavernas and cafeterias whose tables stretch right by the sea to give you spectacular views as you enjoy your weekend getaway.

  • Experience the Akardian life on foot

When in Tyros, ensure that you sign up for a guided walking tour that comes with short breaks for exploring any point of interest you come across. Get to enjoy the town’s beautiful flora and fauna.

  • Explore towns close to Tyros

(The ports of Sampatiki)

There are a ton of great places near Tyros that you can visit. Some of these include the beaches of Plaka, Sampatiki, pragmatevtis and villages such as Leonidio.

Where to eat in Tyros

  • Kryoneri Beach Bar

(Krioneri Beach bar)

This beach bar has been in operation since the summer of 2008 and has been a source of ever-flowing tasty drinks with spectacular views of the Aegean. Visit this well-stocked bar and order one of the signature cocktails offered.

  • Acardia

This Tyros restaurant is also known as the home to tasty Mediterranean seafood and promises to deliver exceptional services and delicious traditional food choices. When you get here, ensure you try the tsipouro or the Ouzo. You will love it.

  • Panorama Restaurant

(Panorama Restaurant)

It is easy to pass this restaurant in the search for better options down the beach. However, you will be missing out on this gem. This restaurant delivers traditional Greek cooking that is better than anything else. Foods such as the Calamari or the Yemista have been prepared to utmost perfection.



Tigani Beach Tyros Port
Zaritsi Bay
Ligeria Beach


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