The Village of Tyros in Arcadia
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Tyros is a traditional fishing village found in the region of Arcadia in the Eastern Peloponnese. it is one of a handful of villages, sandwiched between Mount Parnon and the sea, which form the district of Tsakonia where the ancient Tsakonic dialect is still spoken. Tyros municipality includes Paralia Tyrou (the coastal area), Ano Tyros (on the lower slopes of Mount Parnon), Sapounakaiika and the nearby village of Pera Melana. The picturesque seaside villages of Livadi and Sampatiki are a little further along the coast about 15 minutes' drive away from Tyros.

The main occupation has traditionally been agriculture: visitors to Tyros can buy local products such as olive oil, honey, Tsakonian cheese and traditional hand-woven materials.   In recent years tourism has grown in Tyros and there are numerous small hotels, tavernas and bars along the seafront which can be very busy in the months of July and August.