A Archaeological Site of Peristeria is located 8 km from the town of Kyparissia and only 3 km from Raches. It is considered to be one of the most important centers of Proto-Mycenaean civilization, since it was also characterized as “Mycenae of the Western Peloponnese”. The excavations began by Spyros Marinato in 1960, but his sudden death in an accident stopped the excavation. In the late 1970s Professor Georgios Korres continued the excavations. In the area there are three (3) vaulted tombs in which many gold cups and jewels were found, as well as great pots, dating back to the 16th-15th century BC. and are exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Chora.