Tolo - Tolon
A picturesque village ideal for summer vacation
Tolo, originally an old fishing village, stretches along a beautiful beach and inhabited by very hospitable people. Tolo is situated just 10 km from Nafplion, the most beautiful city in Greece and first capital of modern Greece, with its many historical monuments.
Tolo was first inhabited by Cretans fighters by decision of the First Governor of Greece Ioannis Kappodistrias and named the Minoan Municipality. Tolo is now recognised throughout Europe with 7,500 beds in all categories of hotels, rental rooms and well-equipped apartments.
Almost all watersports are offered on the beach of Tolo including sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving plus umbrellas, sunbeds, a water playground for children and pedaloes & small motor boats for rental ideal for visiting the small islands in the pay for swimming or a picnic. Traditional fish restaurants line the beach, offering local seafood and traditional Greek dishes. Restaurants and tavernas in Tolo also offer other international cuisine and local barbecues are often available. The nightlife in Tolo is enjoyed by younger people where bars and a club provide entertainment until the wee hours. The golden sandy beach with its clear and warm sea in a picturesque bay including the fortress of Assini, the three green islands of Koronis, Romvi & Daskalio with Spetses a little further away.
Tolo is a modern tourist centre covering all of the needs and requirements of modern tourism. Worth a visit are: the church of Zoodoxos Pigis on the summit of Daskalio which is hidden behind the Isle Romvi. On Daskalio, during the Turkish occupation where, according to tradition, a priests secret school for the children of the area's fishermen operated. Today Daskalio remains magical and attracts visitors, whether on a pilgrimage to the chapel or swimming and exploring. Public services, regular bus services to Nafplion, watersports, diving, nightlife, businesses with quality service, the climate and atmosphere make Tolo "pleasant and friendly".
Each year on Good Friday, a procession of the Epitaph is carried on in Tolo who's route also passes through the sea. Also, the revival of the custom of Ai Yianni tou Kleidona on June 24, the Fisherman's Festival in late September, the Carnival on the last Sunday before Lent and various other events, such as dance performances by the department of traditional dances every June, jet-ski races every August, Naval week with sand castle competitions, sporting competitions and a seafood festival with traditional dances are all events worth attending.
Only 28 km from Tolo are the classic cultural centres of Agamemnon's Mycenae and just 23 kms away Argos, the oldest city in Europe, rich in archaeological interest. In a different direction and a distance of 32 km the Sanctuary of Asklepios and the ancient theatre of Epidaurus where the famous theatre festival is held every summer in July and August, on Friday and Saturday nights. Organised trips to Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Mystras, Mycenae, Nemea and Epidaurus are available. One-day luxury cruise ships visit the islands Hydra, Spetses, Poros & Monemvasia, fill visitors holidays with interest.