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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Tylisos is a modern town in central Crete and the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan peak sanctuary and Minoan town. Pyrgos is Greek for tower. Tylissos is a pre Greek name, and has been found on Linear B tablets from Knossos. According to the 2001 census, population was 3,941
Tylissos was excavated 1909 to 1913 by Joseph Hadzidakis, 1953 to 1955 by Nicholas Platon and in 1971 by A. Kanta. The town was in use Early Minoan II to Late Minoan IIIA, and the peak sanctuary was in use until at least Late Minoan IA. Tylissos is open to the public. There is an admission fee.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Tylissos is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Europe.

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