Tolo, Nafplion, Argolida, Peloponnese. The Peloponnese peninsula is separated from mainland Greece by the Corinth Canal, just about an hour south of Athens and has been, for many years, considered to be an island.
The Peloponnese has always taken a great part in the wars during historical times and it is home to such places as Ancient Olympia (home of the Olympic Games, Ancient Mycenae (responsible for a whole Era - the Mycenaen Era), the Ancient Theatre of Epidavros (built over 2000 years ago with its perfect acoustics), the Byzantine monasteries of Mystra, Sparta, the Corinth Canal, Ancient Korinthos, the Ancient site of Nemea and many many more.
The Argolida, and in particular, Tolo has been a popular base for many years for tourists to explore the Peloponnese who flock to see these amazing sites year after year. The Argolida is a pleasure to travel through with the roads lined with orange and mandarin trees, in spring especially, the aroma from the blossom hangs heavy in the air.
Nafplion, the first capital of the liberated country, lies just 10 kms from Tolo and is a magical city full of historical monuments, museums, narrow streets with Venetian style overhanging balconies and castles. The Palamidi castle towers above the whole town and has a view from the top of all of the town and bay of Nafplio. The Bourtzi is situated in the harbour and visitors are able to visit it by small fishing boat. The Acronafplia castle is the other castle of Nafplion and is well worth a visit. The museums in Nafplion are well set up and very interesting, there is newly re-opened archaeological site in the main town square, the Military museums, the Folklore museum, the Toy museum and the Museum of Ouzo.
Argos, at a distance of 20 kms is written in the history books as being the oldest continually inhabited town in Europe and has a theatre and Larisa castle up on the hill. There is a market here every Wednesday and Saturday selling local produce, clothes and household items.
Take time to see the villages close to Tolo, each with their own charm, Drepano with its long beach named Plaka, Vivari, a traditional fishing village, Candia and Iria along the coast.
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