of Vapheio is dated to the Early Mycenaean period (1500 B.C.).
It was excavated by Chr. Tsountas at the end of last century and it contained
significant objects of the Early Mycenaean era, such as the
two famous gold cups.
The state of preservation is not satisfactory. The tholos
tomb was excavated by the Greek archaeologist Chr. Tsountas in 1889. The tomb
had been plundered but very important items were found in an oblong pit, inside
The Greek Archaeological Service fenced the area and takes care of
its cleaning and conservation. Work for the strengthening of the monument has
been undertaken in a small extent, and there are plans for its proper restoration