Coordinates: 35°19′N 24°58′E
Tylissos is an ancient Minoan peak sanctuary and a town by the same name in the Heraklion regional unit in Crete.
Tylissos was excavated in 1909-1913, in 1953-1955 and in 1971. The town was in use Early Minoan II to Late Minoan IIIA, and the peak sanctuary, excavated in 1963 by Alexiou was in use until at least Late Minoan IA. Structures include houses, a cistern and an aqueduct with clay pipes. Excavation finds have included a pithos with Linear A inscriptions, stone horns, and clay human and animal figurines.
Things to do
Agrotourism is a very popular activity in the area around the village of Tylissos among visitors all year round. Arolithos village, Ktima Kares and Agrotikon are the most visited sites for this and other leisure activities. The economy of the area is based on agriculture, mainly grape and olive cultivation. At the same time stock farming of sheep, goats and chickens and beehive farms are abundant.
Hiking: There are also a significant number of caves include the Kamilari Cave, Hainospilios Cave, Doxsa Cave, Trapeza Cave and Arkalospilios Cave. There are also two gorges which are: the Almiros gorge, the Gonies gorge.