Visit the Tolo Village in Nafplio Greece
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Nafplio is a seaside town in the Peloponnese in Greece. During the Middle Ages the town was an important seaport, which was held under a succession of royal houses. Nafplio was the first capital of modern Greece. Nafplio is now the capital of Argolis. Near Nafplio town is the resort village of Tolo. Here’s what you should know about Tolo Village, including what to do once you get there:
Getting to Tolo Village
Before you can explore Tolo Village, you need to first make your way to the island of Nafplio. If you fly into Athens, you can drive or take a taxi to Nafplio, which will take approximately two hours. There are also hourly busses from Athens. Luckily travel in Greece is quite inexpensive, so getting around won’t be a problem. You can take a taxi, bus, or drive yourself to Tolo Village. There are also a several cruises that stop in Nafplio.
About Tolo Village
Located 10 km from Nafplio, Tolo Village is a now developed resort, but its history is long and interesting. The bay of Tolo gave refuge to battle ships during various times. During the Byzantine period, the bay was revived as an auxiliary port to Nafplio. Tolo was first written about Homer when he named it as one of the places that whose fleet took part in the Tojan War. After the Byzantine era, the area came under Frankish rule followed by the Venetians, Ottomans, and Turks. In 1834 a city was founded at the port of Tolo and named Minoa. The beautiful fishing village was formed and in 1914 became known as Tolo. Its beauty and convenient access to nearby archaeological sites have allowed Tolo to become a popular resort town.
What to Do in Tolo Village
Tolo beach is an organized beach with loungers, showers, and canoes and paddle-boats available for rent. Parking is available if you drive there yourself. Around Tolo are the relics of three different historical periods. Palamidi is a fortress in Nafplio. The hill it sits on is 216-meters high. The fortress was build by the Venetians during theirs second occupation of the area. You can reach Palamidi by climbing the 857 winding steps to enjoy the spectacular view. Churches you can visit when around Tolo include: The Church of the Virgin Mary and Church of Ayios Georgios. In Nafplio you can visit the Archaeological Museum of Nauplion. As you explore the enhibits you can listen to the audio guide.
The Ancient Tiryns is a great example of Mycenean palatian architecture. This acropolis is found just five minutes from Nafplio. If you’re a foodie, a few places around Tolo offer cooking classes. What better way to learn about the local cuisine while in Greece? In and around Tolo there are many places to eat including family friendlytavernas, fish taverns, and late-night dining spots. Leimonia is a late-night spot with outdoor seating located right in Tolo. Don’t forget to indulge in a boat tour while you’re Tolo. You have a number to choose from and you won’t regret experiencing the area from this vantage point.
When visiting Greece, you will want to check out Tolo Village. The picturesque and quaint village is a great place to spend time, especially if you enjoy history.
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