Tyros, Greece


Coordinates: 37°15′N 22°50′E / 37.250°N 22.833°E / 37.250; 22.833Coordinates: 37°15′N 22°50′E / 37.250°N 22.833°E / 37.250; 22.833
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Arcadia
Municipality South Kynouria
  Municipal unit 88.57 km2 (34.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Municipal unit 2,063
  Municipal unit density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 22029
Area code(s) 27570
Vehicle registration TP
Website www.tyros.gr

Tyros (Greek: Τυρός) is a tourist and old naval town in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. It is located 19 km north of Leonidio, 26 km southeast of Astros and 71 km southeast of Tripoli, lying in the heart of Kynouria, between the Parnon mountains and the Myrtoan Sea. It is considered a traditional settlement.

Since the 2011 Greek government reform it is part of the municipality South Kynouria, of which it forms the municipal unit of Tyros.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 88.567 km2.[3] At the 2011 census, the population of the municipal unit was 2,063. The municipal unit consists of the communities Tyros, Sapounakaiika and Pera Melana.

In the region, the Tsakonian language used to be spoken. It originates from the ancient Doric dialect and is nowadays in danger of becoming extinct.

In Tyros, every Easter one of the most famous Greek traditions takes place. On Good Friday a procession of the Epitaph is held on the coastal road of the town. On Easter Saturday evening a ceremonial burning of an effigy of Judas by the sea is organized and the bay of the town is filled with thousands of candles that symbolize the souls of lost sailors and fishermen of Tyros.

See also


  1. "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
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