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Tragana

COUNTY: Messinia MUNICIPALITY: Trifylia

Clouds
9ºC

Population

100 - 500

Distance from nearest city

10-35km

TL;DR

A mountainous settlement near two great beaches, with a few residents, and a nearby prehistoric settlement of the Mycenaean Age.

A mountainous settlement built on an altitude of 89 metres, near Pylo. It is just 5 kilometres from Voidokilia and Yalova beaches, and has about 100 residents occupied in agriculture.

Excavation projects have unearthed a prehistoric settlement from the Mycenaean Age and two beehive tombs, called tholoi, meaning domes. The archaeological excavations took place in 1909 up to 1912. Prehistorical settlements were uncovered in the Varoulia position, dated to 2200 BC and 1060 BC. More than 100 vases of the Mycenaean Age were discovered, used to store food, as well as copper spears and swords, among burial offerings.