HOTEL TOLO, Argolida Greece - Perfect for summer holidays Tolo, weekend breaks and groups

The Hotel Tolo is located in the village of Tolo, 10 minutes from the historic town of Nafplio in the Argolida county on the Peloponnese peninsula

Tolo is an organised resort that has been serving visitors from all around the world for many years for summer holidays and as a base from which to visit all the wonderful archaeologcial sites of the Peloponnese.
At the end of the "sandy beach" of Tolo lies the rock of Ancient Asini and the cove of Kastraki, the port from which the ships left for the Trojan war, which Homer reminds us of in his book The Iliad. On the "Barbouna" Hill in the same area Mycenaean graves have been found.

At a distance of only 10kms, Nafplion, the first capital of Greece after the revolution, can be found. A magical city, cosmopolitan and full of history, the towns historical monuments, museums and castles (Palamidi, Acronafplia & Bourtzi) attract visitors all year round. Nafplion is the capital of the Argolida prefecture.

Argos is located just 20 minutes from Tolo and is the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe. Archaeological remains, museums and the local produce market (which is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays) draw people to this busy commercial centre of the Argolida county.

The Argolida County
The Argolida prefecture is home to some of the most important archaeological sites in the world, Ancient Mycenae (responsible for a whole era), the ancient theatre of Epidavros & temple of Asklepio and the UNESCO site of Ancient Tiryns (Tiryntha). There are many more lesser know sites and the Argolida is a great place to explore with history around every corner. Also visit the oldest pyramid in Greece (rumoured to be older in fact than the pyramids of Giza) just a short journey from Tolo in the village of Argoliko. In the New Epidavos area it is possible to visit a restored mill and visitors are encouraged to try their hand at making traditionally made bread and cookies. Old Epidavros is situated on the sea and is a charming venue for a day out and lunch on the harbour where one can watch the yachts and boats sail in and out.

The Peloponnese Peninsula
The Peloponnese peninsula is found south west of Athens and is separated from the mainland of Greece only by the Corinth Canal. A huge expanse, the Peloponnese has a widely varied terrain with high mountains through the middle and coves, bay and beautiful beaches around much of the coastline. It is made up of 7 prefectures, namely Argolida, Achaia, Arcadia, Corinthia, Ileia, Lakonia & Mesinia.

Important monuments and sights to see are Ancient Olympia, home of the Olympic Games, Byzantine Mystra, Monemvasia (Greece's Rock of Gibraltar), Ancient Corinthos, Acrocorinth, Ancient Nemea, Kalavrita, Megalopoli and the Mani region.

In addition to this the Peloponnese played an integral part of the War of Independence during the revolution against the Turkish in the early 1800s and then again during the World Wars a century later and as such has many historical monuments to visit. The graphic Arcadian villages of Dimitsana, Karitaina and Stemnitsa have particularly interesting history and are well worth visiting.

We are also able to organise guided coach excursions in the Peloponnese and Athens for groups and advise individuals on the best way to see the sights depending on their preferences. Car hire is also available, arranged with a local company on your behalf.