Tolon Travel Guide

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Tolon Highlights

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     Great beach and good location to visit Argolida 

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     A little too crowded for my taste 

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     Paradise! 

Tolon Things to Do

  • Clock up a couple more islands

    We went on a fantastic 2 island cruise with Tolo based company Pegasus cruises. The ship Alkyonis left tolo around 9.30 am and we took a lovely trip to Hydra. The 2/3 hour on board was a nice change just sitting on deck watching various other vessels,islands and hoping to see the dolphins that are quite often spotted along this route. Arriving on...

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  • Short trip to Poros Island

    We took a water taxi over to Poros from the town of Galatas. It was a short trip about 5 minutes and you are there. Poros was very picturesque we did not have a lot of time so it was short but would like to return one day and maybe spend a few days there. Judging by the amount of yachts etc it is a bit of a rich mans playground. I have heard it is...

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  • Epidavros

    Well of course we could not visit this region without a visit to this spectacular sight. It is not far to drive here from Tolon and took us less than an hour. The theatre is amazing and the situation is such that the acoustics must have been and still are spectacular. The ancient Greeks who built this must have been so clever and proud of the...

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  • Candia beach

    We were told by our hotel owner to visit this beach, we liked it and went twice. It was quite stony but very clean and not so busy as Tolo beach

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  • Small train Nafplion

    The dotto train in Nafplion is a novel way of seeing quite a bit of the town. It was not expensive and the 2 girls enjoyed it so much it was very hot for them walking around as they are not used to such lovely weather, so it was a good decision for all of us.

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  • Nafplion

    Nafplio is a lovely town the former capital of Greece. From Tolo you can drive here in a matter of 15 minutes it is not far. We came here twice to eat and also to have a shopping trip. The fort or bourtzi out on the water is very picturesque although we could not find time to visit. It was built in the 14th century and later in the 18th century the...

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  • Tolo Beach

    The beach in tolo is lovely, the first couple of days we drove out of Tolo to nearby beaches. The beach did look very busy but when we decided to give it a try we found it was just right . It is sandy and easy for children to walk into. At the far end which we favoured is a small canteen selling drinks and snacks. All the usual amenities are there...

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  • The beach.

    The beach in Tolon is quite good for greek standars.Tery often the beaches in Greece are just rocks and pebble stones, but in Tolon you have a beach with fine white sands.It´s also a beach that is mostly frequented by locals and that gives the place a more authentic vibe.The beach is in a bay so the vawes are rarely big which makes it good for...

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  • Visit the Argolida main sites

    From Tolon it is very easy to visit a lot of great sites. The best transportation is having your own car or rent one but it can be done also by bus.- day trip to Epidavros is about one hour driving, you can visit the famous theater, the archaeological site and than rest at the beach few kilometer from the site.- Mykenes is less than one hour...

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Tolon Restaurants

  • The best burgers in peloponnese

    We stopped here and had a burger before hopping on the ferry to Poros. The guy was thrilled to see us and had just opened that week. We each 4 of us had a cheese burger and It was delicious everything was fresh and inside was spotlessly clean. When we went inside to pay the lady spoke to our girls and gave us each a piece of her home made apple and...

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  • Exceptional seafood in Vivari

    The restaurant have a little dining area on the water covered by umbrella and a wider area in front of the building covered by a green and refreshing pergola. The owner speak english and is really nice and helpful.The menu selection is not wide but their specialty is fresh fish. The owner took me to the kitchen to show me the different fish they...

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  • Nice location in Vivari overlooking sea

    While at the beach in Vivari we saw this nice looking restaurant a little over the beach. The night after we decided to try it and it turned out to be good.It have a nice dining area on the top of the rocks over the beach, light blue chair and plants.The menu selection was good, we were not very hungry so we ordered only some small appetizer and...

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  • Dining ON the beach in Vivari

    This restaurant is right on the village beach. You can literally eat with your feet on the sand listening to the waves and looking at the little fish eating the piece of bread you throw them.It is a basic greek place, the menu have the usual selection of grilled meat, fish and few more stuff. The waiter speak a elementary english.We ordered...

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  • Romantic location but disappointing food

    We were attracted by this restaurant on the seafront because it look really nice and romantic. There are tables on a pier with candlelight etc.The menu has a good selection of greek traditional food, not different from any other, the waiters were friendly and spoke a good english. What really disappointed us was the food. The stuffed tomatoes I had...

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  • Best food in town

    My dear friend Anna (Anpe) took us to this restaurant our first night in Tolon, the food was amazingly good, fresh and tasty and we loved it so much we went back several time.The restaurant is very basic, they have maybe 30 tables under a awning, there are fan during the hot days of summer to keep customers cool.The food is simply presented but it...

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Tolon Nightlife

  • by tajaakko07 Written Jul 4, 2007

    The best bar in Tolon! You really feel welcome in this place. Prices are pretty cheap and this bar has a large selection of beers ( both greek and foreign) and it also has some very special drinks, which you can not have in other bars. Just ask Nikolas!

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Tolon Transportation

  • Water taxi

    The water taxi`s from Galatas to Poros island is a great way to get to Poros for one euro each way and a crossing of about 5 minutes you are there! The channel is very narrow and the taxi`s are frequent so no long waiting times.

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  • Worth while stopping off

    We drove from Athens down to Tolon which is in the eastern Peloponese known as the Argolis region. On the way we came to the Corinth Canal and made a stop to let the granddaughters and us too of course see it. Well we were so glad as it truly is a show stopper. The girls were a bit scared on the bridge but not as much as Gran who just decided to...

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Tolon Shopping

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    by Heniko Updated Mar 29, 2006

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    As you travel throughout Greece, it is very very likely you will see in every soveniourshoppe those nude Greek statues of various Gods and Mythologyical figures. And surely you will be thinking ? this would be a great gift for so and so...Well, sure you are right. A very orginal and very Greek gift idea.
    But my tip here is: While in many of the others cities, example Athens the price for even the smallest statues are outragous, I found here it was reasonablly priced and the selection was larger.

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Tolon Warnings and Dangers

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    by kat-m Written Nov 18, 2013

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    I suppose the danger here is not for the traveller but for the kittens. We saw 2 dead in the area of our hotel , Please look out for them as they are of course not only in Tolo but all over Greece!

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Tolon Off The Beaten Path

  • A fine day out

    After visiting Epidavros we continued east until we reached the road that would take us south to Galatas. The drive down was wonderful beautiful views out to sea, the Methana peninsula,(one to visit without children), a lovely way to see more of the peloponnese. Galatas was a nice town we were so glad to get there after the hot drive and found a...

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  • Kiveri

    As we had driven south west we decided to make for a beach. Kiveri is the last village on the south west coast of Argolida after that you come to Arcadia region. The beach is stony but very clean. Tavernas line the promenade and your patronage earns you a sun bed and parasol.

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  • Kefalari

    My guide book took me here as otherwise I doubt if we would have heard or been told about this village. The village lies 3 k south west of the town of Argos, Here the vegetation is lush and green due mainly to the River Erasinos which flows through the village and forms a picturesque lake. There are 2 caves just above the lake and these were said...

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Tolon Favorites

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    Bell tower in Tolo.

    by cachaseiro Written Nov 10, 2008

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    Favorite thing: I don´t know what the story behind the bell tower in Tolo is, but it´s certainly a very odd construction.
    It looks more like a sattelite reciever than a ball tower, but it is standing there right next to a very pretty traditional greek orthodoks church and i guess it serves it´s purpose.

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