Tolon and Nafplion
Tolon and Nafplion holidays
We have featured Tolon for over thirty years, and seen the village grow into a thriving small resort with a very wide appeal. We are not surprised – beach apart, the sheer range of things you can see and do from here is enormous.
Built around the curve of a sheltered bay, Tolon has a very long sandy beach, although narrow for much of its length. Watersports are available, there is a Dive Centre, small motorboats can be rented, and two pretty islets lie a short pedalo ride across the bay. A tempting array of cafés and small restaurants lines the beach – there are more in the village, as well as a sprinkling of bars and a high season music club (well out of earshot!).
Holidays In Tolon and Nafplion
A ten minute walk over the headland is ancient Assini, from where Agamemnon launched his fleet against Troy.
Although busy at weekends and in the high season, largely with Athenians, Tolon has retained its charm and friendliness. We would recommend Tolon in particular to parties of mixed ages or interests, first time visitors to Greece, and those with even a passing interest in history and archaeology.
A 25 minute bus ride (buses hourly) takes you to elegant Nafplion. Largely Venetian it is topped by massive fortifications (1,000 steps up!) and adjudged one of the handsomest towns in Greece.
Nafplion was the first capital of the modern nation and the narrow lanes of the old town, its mix of Venetian, Turkish and Neoclassical architecture, the busy waterfront, the shaded squares and the many fine tavernas, make this historic town a magnet for Greek and foreign visitors alike. Please note, our representative in nearby Tolon can always be contacted but will only visit if required.
Sunday day flight from Gatwick or Manchester to Kalamata. Then a scenic 2 hours by coach or taxi. Please note, we can also arrange odd durations and tailor-made holidays via Athens with taxi transfers or car from the airport.
Why not combine Tolon or Nafplion with any South Peloponnese resort. Tolon should be booked as the first centre.
We can arrange both car and motorboat hire for you in Tolon and Nafplion.
Our resident representative is based in Tolon. note: for guests in Nafplion our representative is always contactable but will only visit if required.