Tolon and Nafplion Holidays
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.
Holidays In Tolon and Nafplion
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 fromhere is enormous.
Built around the curve of a sheltered bay, Tolon has a very long sandy beach, albeit narrow for much of its length. Water sports are available, small motorboats can be rented, and two pretty islets lie awaiting exploration 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.
Tolon lies in the heart of the Argolid, the north-eastern corner of the Peloponnese. All about is evidence of a turbulent and fascinating past. This was the arena of city states, whose battles are now legend. From Tolon it is easy to visit ancient Mycenae, Argos, Tyrins, Corinth and the impressive amphitheatre of Epidavros (classical plays performed here during June, July and August – our local representative can arrange
transportation). All are accessible by organised excursion, hire car or local bus, as is Athens. Boat excursions run regularly to the Saronic isles of Hydra and Spetses.
A ten minute walk over the headland is ancient Assini, from where a fleet was launched against Troy. There can be few, if any, Homeric sites which you can explore, then swim from the beach below followed by a lazy taverna lunch overlooking the bay!
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 handsomesttowns in Greece. Nafplion was the first capital of the modern nation and the narrow lanes of the old town, its mix of Venetian, urkish 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.
Things to do from Tolon...
There is so much to see and do from Tolon that you may have trouble fitting it all in – at least if you want to leave some time for the beach! Below are some of the options planned for 2013, all of which can be booked locally through our resort representative. Prices shown are for 2013.
All coaches are fully air-conditioned and escorted. Should numbers be small excursions may operate by minibus or taxi (not escorted).
- Epidavros Theatre, Nafplion & Ancient Mycenae (€50)
- Corinth Canal, Ancient Nemea & wine tasting (€48)
- Athens (€60) – note: option for overnight stay
- Epidavros Performance (Jul/Aug) – by taxi Ouzo distillery with tasting and snacks (€20)
- Real Greece (€36) – a taste of village life incl. a walk, a Greek cooking lesson and lunch with wine.
Operated by Pegasus Cruises on their fast, modern and comfortable boats.
- Hydra & Spetses (€34)
- Nafplion by Night (€10 – high season only).
- For Sunvil guests only, a popular Greek Meze Night with live acoustic traditional music (€25) and a Fish/ Seafood Night (€22) organised at the Romvi Hotel, which has an excellent kitchen – includes wine, soft drinks
- and a fresh fruit dessert.
- Walking Tour or Photo Tour of Nafplion (local charge)
- Explore the Homeric site of Ancient Assini just over the headland (site now being restored, small entrance fee).
General excursion notes: Children aged 4-12 reductions of up to 50% (under 4 free); all entrance fees are included (deducted if under 18 or with a valid student card; 50% deducted if over 65); major credit cards accepted; excursions operate subject to demand; there may be changes to last year's programme.
Free Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing or Motorboat Hire
- 5 hours use of windsurf equipment or sailing dingy (per person)
- OR 2 hours motor boat (per party)
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.