Pellana, the village of the vaulted Mycenaean tombs, has been inhabited since the Early Helladic period and has played an important historical role since the Mycenaean era.
In ancient times the strategic position of the region resulted in its fortification by the Spartans.

At a distance of 1 km north of the village, in the location "Spilies", a Mycenaean cemetery with carved vaulted tombs, was discovered. The largest tomb, which is considered as royal, was built in the early Mycenaean years (around 1500 BC) and has a dome of 10 meters in diameter. On the top of the hill called "Paleokastro", is the Acropolis of Pellana, where excavations brought to light relics of habitation of the early Helladic years (about 2,500 BC).

At the south part of the hill there are parts of a settlement of Mycenaean and Hellenistic times, from where a paved road leads to an important building at the top of the Acropolis which was probably the Mycenaean palace of the area. The archeological site can be visited after contacting the Local Ephorate of Antiquities.