The picturesque fishing village of Tolo on the Peloponnese peninsula is steeped in natural beauty and ancient significance. The village was first mentioned in Homer’s ‘Iliad’ as one of the cities whose fleet took part in the Trojan War.
Today, Tolo holidays provide a relaxed spot in which to unwind, with a pristine beach on its doorstep, and it’s less than a two-hour drive from Athens. There’s plenty going on in the village during the summer months, with highlights including the Full Moon Festival, where live bands play under a lunar glow. The Festival of the Fishermen is celebrated in September, when they mark the beginning of the whitebait-fishing season with wine, dancing and, of course, plenty of fish. Holidays to Tolo are perfect for holidaymakers looking for a beach break with easy access to culture, fine food, lively nightlife and child-friendly amenities.
Laze on the beach
Tolo’s tranquil, white-sand beach stretches for around 2 kilometre from Psili Ammos beach to near the port, and it’s the perfect place to while away the days.
Rent a small boat on the beach and visit the nearby islands of Koronisi, Romvi and Daskalio, which offer spectacular hidden beaches and ancient ruins.
Discover ancient ruins
Tolo’s most notable attraction is the ruins of ancient Asini – a well-preserved Bronze Age settlement that is located at the top of a hilly cape.