Monthly Archives: January 2015

A few words about Tolo

Tolo is an old fishing village which stretches along a beautiful sandy beach on the southeast side of the Argolic gulf. Its story begins on the early 19th century when Cretan veterans of the Hellenic war of independence moved to this sheltered place after a decision of the governor of Greece Ioannis Capodistrias. Initially the place was called municipality of Minoa honoring the Cretan origin of its inhabitants who became farmers or shepherds. Later the name of the village was changed into Tolo, a name which dates back to the dates of the Venetian occupation of the area.