So Many Things to See in the Argolida
Archaeology & History in the Peloponnese

The area around Tolo is filled with interesting things to see and learn! Learn about Greek culture & tradition, get in touch with Greek nature. The following list is just an idea of the places to visit in the Peloponnese! If you are interested in something not on the list or just need more information, don't hesitate to ask us!

Tolo / 15 mins on foot

Ancient Asini

Ancient Asini is an ancient citadel very close to Tolo inhabited during the Bronze Age and more specifically the Mycenaen era. Used as a port by the by the city of Mycenae it flourished and is even mentioned by name in Homer's Iliad. Other references also included the poem written by Greek writer G.Seferis, "The KIng of Asini". The recently renovated archaeological site in Tolo offers an exhibition explaining the sites layout along with other information. Visit the fort and enjoy incredible views of Tolo and the Tolo bay!

Argos / 20 mins by car

Argos city

Argos is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has been continually inhabited since ancient times and thus has so much to offer. See the ancient theatre in Argos, built during the Hellenistic period (300-250 BC) with a capacity of 20,000 people or visit the Roman baths located a few minutes away from the theatre site. See the ancient agora in Argos which played an important role in everyday life and the modern day market is located at the same spot. Argos is also home to the Byzantine Museum of Argolida making it an ideal destination in Greece for those interested in history.

Tiryns / 15 mins by car

Ancient Tiryns

Ancient Tiryns was a citadel situated just outside the city of Nafplio and was discovered in 1884-1885 by Heinrich Schliemann. The city flourished during the Bronze era and was part of the Mycenaean civilization that developed in the area and became dominant in the Mediterranean. The citadel was famed for its walls that were given the name Cyclopean by Homer due to their size and the myth surrounding them, the myth being that the fortifications were built by Cyclops.

Epidavros / 40 mins by car

Ancient Epidavros

The archaeological site of Epidavros is more well known for the incredibly well-preserved ancient theatre with a capacity of 13,000 to 14,000 spectators and built inside a hill providing the perfect and world-reknowned acoustics. Excavations started in 1881 by Panayis Kavvadias and with the incredible work done by A. Orlandos and the Preservation Committee for Epidaurus Monuments its has been almost fully restored (besides the stage building). Visit the smaller ancient theatre, part of the archaeological site ans see the Temple of Asclepius the god of medicine. Today it is used for theatrical plays and concerts withing the Athens - Epidaurus Festival during the summer months.

Nemea / 30 mins by car

Ancient Nemea

Ancient Nemea was known in the ancient world for the Nemean Games, an athletic event that took place every 4 years in honour of Nemean Zeus (local deity, protector of sheppards)! The revival of the Nemean Games is an amazing way to connect with the past and a grounding experience. Visit the archaeological site and marvel at the Temple of Zeus learn about the ancient world and see ruins of the larger archaeological site including altars, shrines, bath houses etc. Ancient Nemea was also the birthplace of the mythological Nemean Lion, a powerful beast killed by Hercules as one of his 12 labours.

Olympia / 3 hours by car

Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia is an amazing archaeological site filled with the ruins of a once glorious city that gave birth to the Olympic Games! Visit ancient Olympia and see the ancient agora, or the well preserved stadium where all Games took place. The vast archaeological site and the museum offer a unique experience of ancient Greece. Ancient Olympia was a place of great importance and one of the most glorified sanctuaries dedicated to Zeus, in all of ancient Greece. Hence it was home to one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world the giant statue of Olympian Zeus, now lost in time..

Mycenae / 30 mins by car

Ancient Mycenae

Ancient Mycenae is an ancient citadel close to Tolo inhabited during the Bronze Age and gave its name to the Mycenaean era when this civilization ruled in the Mediterranean. The archaeological museum of Mycenae houses an impressive collection of artifacts and findings from the site. Visit ancient Mycenae from Tolo and see the famous beehive tombs and the feel the awe going through the famous Lion's Gate. Explore the area and see the ruins of a palace and the remnants of a once thriving city.

Delphi / 4 hours by car

Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi was an extremely significant site, dedicated to Apollo, the god of light and divination among many others. Delphi besides being regarded as the centre of the ancient world or 'Naval of the Earth', was an important religious sanctuary and the oracles given were sought out even by kings, that would travel far for it's sacred blessings. The archaeological site is hidden between the mountains, see the Temple of Apollo and the ancient theatre offering incredible awe inspiring views and roam around the ruins of a once powerful place.

Corinth / 1 hour by car

Ancient Corinth

Visit the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth, a city-state that was once one of the wealthiest and most powerful cities in ancient Greece. The ancient city acquired an immense amount of wealth due to its geographical position, located on the isthmus connecting the Peloponnese to the rest of mainland Greece and thus controlling the passage. With a population of 90,000 in 400 BC it was an important cultural and trading centre but was destroyed by the Romans demolished in 146 BC and refounded the city in 44 BC. Corinth is also known for being in the Acts of the Apostles as part of Paul the Apostle's missionary travels.

Corinth / 1 hour by car

Corinth Canal

The Corinth canal is a man made channel passing through and splitting the isthmus of Corinth while connecting the Ionian & Aegean seas. A marvel of modern enginnering, its construction begun in 1881 and was completed in 1893 after many obastacles such as landslides and bankruptcy of the company originally in charge. Due to its narrow passage and other problems it didn't attract the commercial attention speculated so it is visited as wonderful site and a feat of human ingenuity.

Monemvasia / 15 mins on foot


Monemvasia is located in the southern part of the Peloponnese in the prefecture of Laconia. The fortified town was founded in 583 A.D. by inhabitants seeking refuge from invasions and the islet provided a great place both geographically and strategically. The islands Greek name consists of two word "mone + emvasia" meaning single + entrance. Later on it became and remained part of the Byzantine empire until 1460 A.D. The historic island of Monemvasia was connected to the mainland in 1971 by a narrow causeway and is now a beautiful tourist sites, visit and see the Old Town of Monemvasia and the churches still all over the island.

Mystras / 15 mins by car


Mystras is located close to the archaeological site of ancient Sparta and is a wonderful site filled with Byzantine churches, monasteries and old mansions also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortress of Mystras was built in 1249 and was once a prosperous city, part of the Byzantine empire and later on the base of the Despotate of Morea (the Peloponnese). Visit Mystras from Tolo and see beautiful murals in the churches all along the covered hillside. Falling under Byzantine hands once again then occupied by Turks and Venetians the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only a breathtaking scenery of medieval ruins

Spetses / 3,5 hours on cruise

Spetses Island

Spetses island is an authentic Greek island popular for it traditional aesthetic and its proximity to the city of Athens. Visit Spetses from Tolo on one of the one day cruises and get a feel for the real Greek islands. Spetses played an important role during the 1821 Greek Revolution turning it's merchant ships into warship and offering a great deal of it's wealth to the cause. The island seems to have gotten it's name from the Italian word 'spezie' meaning spices and today it is a great summer destination in Greece.

Hydra / 3,5 hours on cruise

Hydra Island

Hydra is an authentic Greek island with the classic white & blue houses, close to the Peloponnese and easily accessible with cruises from Tolo to Hydra & Spetses islands. Hydra also played a significant part in the Greek Revolution and helped in the fight for freedom. Today the island of Hydra is a very popular destination and its so traditional that they still use donkeys & water taxis instead of cars. Visit beaches and enjoy the island life just a few hours away from Tolo.

Athens / 1,5 hours by car


Athens is a world famous city and the capital of Greece, with it's trademarks the Acropolis and the Parthenon, creating a marvelous atmosphere of old and new. Findings suggest that the area has been continually inhabited for the past 3,000 years giving even more depth to an already historic and cosmopolitan city. A centre for the whole country Athens offers everything a city has to offer and even more with sites and monuments scattered all around. Visit the Acropolis Museum, see the Odeon of Herodotus or take a walk in Monastiraki / Ermou one of the bussiest shopping districts in Athens.

Arcadia / 2 hours by car

Arcadian Villages

Visit the Arcadian villages, traditional villages hidden in the mountains of central Peloponnese. Experience the atmosphere created by the mountainous terrain and the vast green while visiting these villages forgotten in time. Meet the people and get a taste of the older customs and traditions as well as a feel for how the locals used to live and thrive here, taste locally produced delicacies and traditional dishes.