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|THE BEACH AND THE VILLAGE OF TOLON OR TOLO ON THE PELOPONNESE PENINSULA IN GREECE|
In the area of Nafplio or Nafplion there are several beautiful beaches. The most popular are Tolo or Tolon (10 kilometers south of Nafplion) and Nea Kios. The distance of Tolon beach to the capital city of Athens is 150 kilometer. Both these beaches have tourist facilities, Tolo / Tolon is a little resort of its own. There is plenty of choice in accommodations, restaurants and bars and there is a little bit of night life. Also a variety of water sports such as surfing, water skiing, pedal boating and diving is possible on Tolon beach.
The beach here consists of fine sand, with some pebbles in the western part, and the sea is shallow, making it a perfect destination for families with small children. The best and widest part of the beach can be found on the eastern side of the village. Once a small fishing village it has now turned into a place with plenty of accommodations along the its two kilometer long beach.
Off the coast of the village of Tolon there are three small islands, tiny Daskaleio and Koronisi, and the slightly larger Romvi. Daskaleio lies behind the island Romvi and so from the coast you will see only two of them. On the two islands Daskaleio and Romvi there are remains of Venetian fortifications and on Daskaleio there is also a church that was built in 1688. On Romvi there are also remains of Mycenean walls. Also on the smallest of the three islands Koronisi, which lies close to the shore, a church has been built, whic is dedicated to the Twelve Apostles. On the beach of Tolon you can hire a pedal boat to go and explore these small islands.
Tolon is already mentioned by Homer as one of the cities that fought in the Trojan War and, like Nafplio it fell under Frankish, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman rule. The monuments on the two islands off the coast, including the Zoodhohos Pigi church from 1688 are from the second Venetian period. Tolon was a port for the Venetian ships. In 1718 the area was again occupied by the Turks. The beautiful beach and the proximity to several archaeological sites (Mycenae, Epidavros) have contributed to the development of Tolon a popular resort for tourists. Also historical places such as Olympia, Sparta, Mystras, Mycenae, Delphi and Corith can easily be reached from Tolon makkelijk. In the harbour of Tolon there are motor yachts that make trips to nearby island such as Hydra, Spetses and Poros or to nearby isolated beaches.
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|Skalidis Apartments in Tolon - very good reviews|
Just 250 metres from the beach of Tolo, Skalidis Apartments is surrounded by a garden and features a swimming pool. It offers self-catered accommodation with free Wi-Fi and balcony with garden views. A kitchenette with cooking facilities, dining area and fridge is included in all the air-conditioned apartments at the Skalidis. Each has a satellite TV and a safety box. Guests can relax on the sun terrace that offers sun loungers and umbrellas. A children's pool is also provided.
The centre of Tolo with taverns and shops is just 200 metres away. The scenic town of Nafplio is within 10 km. The ancient sites of Epidavros and Mycenae is 35 km away. Staff can arrange car rental and limited, free private parking is possible on site.
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|Hotel Golden Beach in Tolon - very good reviews|
The recently re-opened Hotel Golden Beach stands 10 metres from the sandy Tolo Beach. This is a family run hotel with a friendly, personal service all year round. Tolo Hotel Golden Beach offers double and triple Rooms with private bathroom, air conditioning and heating, and balconies, many with sea view. Free wireless internet access is available both in the guest rooms and in public hotel areas.
The Cafe Restaurant Bar at Golden Beach is situated right opposite the beach with spectacular sea and beach views. Also available is a breakfast room, serving a daily buffet.
The restaurant serves traditional Greek home-cooked food, salads, starters, snacks and sweets while the cafe serves beverages, drinks & coffees to both guests of the hotel and the general public with an extra take-away service for those wishing to take their purchases to the beach.
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