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Places to Visit

During your stay in Tolo there are so many places to visit, too many to mention. Below is just an idea of the unending list of places, depending on what you are interested in whether it be historical monuments, archaeological sites, places of natural beauty, tradition plus many more. There is something for eveyone in the Argolida and further afield in the Peloponnese.

Nafplion

The first capital of Greece

A beautiful city in the Peloponnese, steeped in history and full of wonderful sites. Visit the castle of Palamidi or the sea fort of Bourtzi.


Around 15 minutes away from Tolo.

Corinth Canal

The canal which connect the Aegean and Ionian Seas.

The Corinth Canal cuts through the narrow point of what used to be the Isthmus of Corinth. The idea wa proposed during classical times but failed. The construction began in 1881 and was completed in 1893.


Around 45 minutes away from Tolo

Ancient Theatre of Epidavros

The Magnificent Ancient Theatre of Epidavros

The Ancient Theatre of Epidavros, considered to be one of the best if not the best of ancient theatres regarding its acoustic. Built on the west side of the mountain Cynortion, near Lygourio.


Around 45 minutes from Tolo.

Ancient Olympia

The Birthplace of the Olympic Games

Ancient Olympia is the place from which the Olympic Games began. They were held every four years from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Visit the wonder of a stadium, impressively standing in the same place and radiating elegance.


Around 3 hours away from Tolo.

Ancient Messene

Ancient Messene, a classical city-state refounded.

The ruins of Ancient Messene, refounded in 369 BC by Epaminondas, after the battle of Leuctra and the first Theban invasion of the Peloponnese. He invited the exiled Messinians and their families back to their homeland. Constructed over the ruins of Ithomi.


Around 2 hours away from Tolo.

Ancient Nemea

The city of Ancient Nemea

Ancient Nemea, situated a little further than the new city of Nemea. Famous for its grat wine, the Nemean Lion, a mythical beast slain by Hercules as part of his 12 labours and the Nemean Games which took place every 4 years between the others such as the Olympic Games.


Around 45 minutes away from Tolo

Ancient Corinth

The ruins of the Ancient city of Corinth.

A city in the area of the Isthmus of Corinth, a narrow stretch of land that connected the Peloponnese with the rest of the mainland. Ancient Corinth was one of the richest & most important cities of Ancient Greece with a population of 90,000 in 400 BC and was rarely not involved in historic happenings such as wars and etc.


Around 1 hour away from Tolo.

Monemvasia

The Gibraltar of the East, The Rock.

Monemvasia is a medieval forttess which as its name in Greek suggests Μονεμβασιά = "Μόνη"(only) "Έμβαση"(entrance), because there was only one way to get in to the castle. With its imposing structure, big walls and with many Byzantine Churches is worth a visit to admire its beauty. Monemvasia is also called "The Gibraltar of the East" due to its similarity to Gibraltar, in shape.


Around 3 hours away from Tolo.

Mystras

The Byzantine Despotate

Mystras, a Byzantine fortified town which remained populated through the Ottoman period. Built on the mountain Taygetos, close to Sparta, with beautiful churches that give the impression of another era.


Around 2 hours away from Tolo

Ancient Mycenae

The city that singified a whole era.

Ancient Mycenae 2 thousand years BC was one of the biggest centres of the Greek civilazation, the period from 1600 to 1100 BC in Greek history is named Mycenaen since the city dominated at that time and was at its prime. Also famous for its beehive tombs and the Lion Gate.


Around 30 minutes away from Tolo

Ancient Tiryns

Cyclopian Walls

Ancient Tiryns is a famous archaeological site, mostly known for its huge walls, that were described by Homer as "cyclopean" because of their immense size. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Around 20 minutes away from Tolo

Kalavrita - Diakopto

Rack & Pinion Railway

The Kalavrita - Diakopto rack & pinion railway was built about 120 years ago, a small train that goes through the Vouraikos gorge, mountains, tunnels, over bridges and along side the river. A great way to admire nature.


Around 1,5 hours away from Tolo

Natural History Museum of Ligourio

A beautiful collection

The Natural History Museum of Ligourio has a marvelous collection, of fossils, rock formations and many other findings. It's an intersting place with many things to appreciate.


Around 30 minutes away from Tolo

Ancient Asini

Asini Acropolis

A relatively small archaeological site in the area of Tolo. Ancient Asini is located on a hill outside Tolo, with a recently renovated interactive presentation of the site and a beautiful view of the village, the sea and the beaches around.


Around 5 minutes away from Tolo

Argos

One of the oldest continually inhabited cities in Europe

Argos is a city in the Peloponnese, there are evidence that this area has been inhabited since the late Neolithic Era, around 7000 years ago. The beautiful castle, Larisa, looks over the city. Also an important stronghold of the Mycenaen era.


Around 30 minutes away from Tolo