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.
Soon, the wealth of the sea made the majority of the locals turn to fishing which is still one of the main occupations of the inhabitants of Tolo.
The clear blue waters, the natural beauty of its landscape, the excellent climate throughout the year and its hospitable people have since many years established Tolo as one of the most popular holiday destinations in Argolis and the Peloponnese.
On the little bay of Tolo are 2 uninhabited islands, Koronisi on the top of which there is the church of the 12 Apostles, and Romvi island which is full of important antiquities dating back from the 6th to the late 10th century A.D. On Romvi which a natural birds’ reserve there is also a small pine tree forest.
Behind Romvi Island there is another small island which is called Daskalio and on which there are ruins of medieval fortifications and the small Byzantine church of Zoodochos Pigi.
In Tolo there are many restaurants and taverns which serve a large variety of sea food and other delicacies that customers can enjoy right by the sea. On the cafes, the bars and the night clubs of Tolo visitors can enjoy their coffee or their drinks, dance and enjoy themselves listening to the music. Very often there are Greek dancing evenings with live music organized which are really popular among locals and tourists.
On the streets of Tolo you can also find shops where you can buy souvenirs and many other different products in very reasonable prices and where shopkeepers will be happy to assist you with a smile on their face. Most businesses in Tolo are still family run and owners really offer a home like hospitality.
Tolo is an ideal holiday place for both those who just wish to relax on the beach and also those wish to enjoy the natural beauty and the archeological wealth of the Peloponnese making the most of their holidays.
Its proximity to the ancient sites of Epidavros, Mycenae, Argos and Nafplion as well as the regular connection to these places via public transport buses make Tolo the perfect base for visits to monuments of archeological, cultural, religious, and natural interest.
The fans of sports and outdoor activities, have many options during their stay in Tolo. Sailing, Wind surfing, Water skiing, Kite surfing and scuba diving are available in Tolo and the surrounding area. All under the supervision of qualified and experienced instructors.
Rent a pedal boat or a small motor boat and go fishing or explore the islands of Tolo. With a mountain bike you can try the mountain routes and enjoy the spectacular views of the bay and the islands from above.
Starting from the port of Tolo you can also go to daily cruises to Spetses, Hydra, Poros and Monemvasia.
This was a wonderful hotel for my group of 41 travelers. Very clean, quiet, and friendly staff. The breakfast was outstanding and WiFi service was convenient. The staff is amazing. It's an easy walk to the beach and the pool is beautiful. Highly recommend!
One of the best hotels I've ever been to in Greece, it's just a few steps from the sea