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Discover Tolo, Greece: Top Tips and Hidden Gems for Your Perfect Vacation

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Discover Tolo Greece! In this post, we will share with you Tolo, Greece’s top tips and hidden gems.

You might be thinking, “Tolo, Greece? Where is that? I’ve never heard of it.”

We can tell you upfront that we at Discovering Destinations had never heard of Tolo until March 2024, when we started planning our 25 days (excluding travel days) in Greece.

That said, Tolo, Greece’s top tips and hidden gems are waiting to be discovered in this picturesque village on the northeastern coast of the Peloponnese peninsula. Nestled along the Argolic Gulf, Tolo offers a serene coastal escape with a rich history, stunning beaches, and a warm Mediterranean climate.

This charming village is an ideal destination for travelers seeking a blend of relaxation, culture, and adventure.

So, keep reading to the end, where we’ll reveal why we chose Tolo and answer the main questions you might have, such as:

  • The main activities you can do in Tolo, Greece;
  • Where to stay;
  • Where to eat;
  • What to eat;
  • What you can discover around Tolo;
  • And much more.

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Why We Chose Tolo, Greece

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First, we want to give a brief explanation of why we chose Tolo, Greece, as our base for our 25-day trip to Greece.

Serge started researching places where we could not only stay during the trip but also:

  • work a bit in our Travel Blogs;
  • leave our main luggage while we traveled to other places in Greece;
  • discover unique and less-touristy spots;
  • relax and enjoy beautiful views without spending too much on restaurants and other activities.

That’s when Tolo came up in our research.

Despite talking to Greeks from Athens, Santorini, and other places we visited, few knew about Tolo, which we found fascinating. We were discovering and talking about Tolo for them.

We also met a really friendly local in Athens who told us that Tolo Village is one of the main destinations for locals during summer vacation. This meant we achieved our goal of choosing a local destination to discover.

For all the reasons above, Tolo offered almost everything we were looking for, including an affordable apartment as our base.

This small village boasts beautiful views and a charming beach. So, we decided to make Tolo our home base.


How to Get to Tolo, Greece from Athens

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To get to Tolo, Greece, we highly recommend renting a car, just as we did from Discovering Destinations. We rented a car in Athens airport and drove to Tolo, which is about a 2-hour drive.

Since our trip was in June, not peak season, traffic was manageable. However, we believe that even during summer, when Tolo is a popular destination for locals, the traffic shouldn’t be too bad. It’s always best to check Google Maps for current conditions.

Tolls from Athens to Tolo – Greece

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We want to highlight that there are a few tolls to pay on the way from Athens to Tolo.

While we don’t remember the exact amount we spent, we found a site called Toll Guru Greece, which can help you calculate the toll costs. We’re not sure how accurate this site is, but it might help you plan how much you’ll need in euros if you prefer to pay in cash, as we did.

You can access the Toll Guru Greece website < Clicking Here >.

Tips for Driving in Greece

Here are some tips based on our 25 days of driving around Greece, including the drive from Athens to Tolo:

  • Main Highways: The main highways are well-maintained and easy to drive.
  • Secondary Roads: Once you leave the main highways, some roads require more attention due to their condition.
  • Village Streets: Streets passing through villages can be narrow, typical of old European villages, and require careful driving.
  • Driving Side: Like in Canada, driving is on the right-hand side of the road, so no worries there.
  • License Requirements: Serge used his Canadian driver’s license to rent the car without any issues.
  • Seatbelts: All car passengers are required to wear seatbelts.
  • Motorcycle Helmets: Motorcycle riders need to wear a helmet.
  • Age Limit: The minimum age to drive a car in Greece is 18 years old.


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Now, let’s continue by sharing what we loved about Tolo and what you can do there.


Where to stay in Tolo, Greece

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One reason we chose Tolo for our stay in Greece was its proximity to Athens and the affordable apartment prices for a 25-day stay compared to other cities.

Apartments we recommend in Tolo – Greece

  • Anastasia Luxury Suites II Apartment

Instead of hotels, we opted for a small apartment with a kitchen to save on some meals like breakfast. We found a perfect spot on Airbnb and highly recommend Anastasia Luxury Suites II apartment. Although we aren’t affiliated with Airbnb, we genuinely loved this cozy studio hosted by Konstantinos. He was very quick to reply to our questions about the place.

Despite the apartments being named ‘luxury,’ which sounds expensive, we got a really good deal for 25 days in June. Just a quick reminder that prices go up during the summer European vacation season.

Here it’s Why We Loved Anastasia Apartment:

  • Location: Just off the main road leading to Tolo village, with a balcony offering stunning views of Tolo, Koronisi Island, and the Argolic Gulf.
  • Pros:
    • Spotlessly clean, modern, and tastefully decorated.
    • Fully equipped kitchen.
    • Comfortable bed and a cozy dining area.
    • Airy with large windows, making AC unnecessary.
    • Quiet at night, ensuring restful sleep.
    • Modern, clean bathroom with a fantastic shower.
  • Cons:
    • The “Free parking” mentioned in Airbnb description is actually street parking behind the apartment. We always found a spot, but it could be harder during peak tourist season.
    • The apartment is on a steep hill, which can be challenging, especially with luggage or groceries.
    • Located on the second floor with no elevator, making it unsuitable for those with mobility issues.

  • Oasis Apartments
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Located just down the street from where we were staying, near Tolo’s main street and beach, we noticed the Oasis apartment. It has a great location and looks well-maintained and charming.

This family-friendly aparthotel is within easy reach of Tolo Beach and seems perfect for those with children who want to spend great days in Tolo, near the beach, with an area for them to play.

We recommend you check it out on hotels.com, as it has excellent reviews, and you can see exactly which room you are booking.

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Hotels we recommend in Tolo – Greece

For those staying in Tolo for a short time or preferring a hotel experience without the need to cook or clean, here are a couple of excellent options based on some hotels we saw around the city. We would definitely consider staying at these places next time, especially for a week or less

  • Arancia Elegant Rooms and Suites – Tolo, Greece
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While walking through the village of Tolo on our way to the beach and taking some pictures, we passed by Arancia Elegant Rooms and Suites. This guesthouse is within easy reach of Tolo Beach.

We got curious and checked it out on hotels.com and Google, and it has excellent reviews. Guests praise its cleanliness, friendly staff, and beautiful decor. Some even mention the amazing sea views and convenient location. We recommend you check it out on hotels.com, where you can see exactly which room you are booking.

  • John & George Hotel – Tolo – Greece
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John & George Hotel in Tolo Beach caught our eye as we walked through the village. We loved the pictures of the hotel and seriously considered booking a stay there. However, since we were staying in Tolo for 25 days, we preferred to have an apartment where we could leave our luggage when traveling around and cook a bit to lower our expenses.

John & George Hotel has excellent reviews on Google. Guests praise the stunning sea views, cleanliness, friendly and helpful staff, and the beautiful pool area.

The hotel’s location is ideal, close to Tolo Beach and various restaurants and shops. If you’re staying for a shorter period or prefer a hotel experience, we highly recommend checking out John & George Hotel on hotels.com, where you can see exactly which room you’ll be booking.

For more options, Tolo has a range of hotels from budget to luxury. We recommend using Hotels.com for more choices and rewards.

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Top 10 Tips for Discovering Tolo, Greece

First of all, we would like to start to thanks Katerina, a travel Blogger from Limitless Travelling with K, who currently lives in Athens, Greece and it’s a member of travel Bloggers Greece. As soon as we decided to have our 25 days base apartment in Tolo, we did a research about Tolo and her blog came out and helped us with lots of tips. For those are interesting in check it out, here is the link is the link for her blog “Top 10 Things to do in Tolo (Penoponnese, Greece)“.

Now, lets share with you our own experience and our top 15 own tips for Discovering Tolo, Greece.


01. Enjoy the Beaches:

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We arrived in Tolo later afternoon, after a busy morning arriving in Athens, renting our car and driving to Tolo.

The first thing we remember doing as soon as we arrived in Tolo and got our stuff inside of the apartment was to walk to the beach.

This said, spend time at Tolo Beach is a great option anytime, can be just for a morning or later walk, but if you get great sunny days, just relax and enjoy the clear blue and transparent water, maybe getting a drink or something for eating in the many restaurants located just in front of the sand of tolo’s beach.

Tolo beach is known for their clear waters and sandy shores, and you will be amazed with the gorgeous views with the mountains around, including the small Island of Koronisi, which It is the third little island opposite the port of Tolo, Argolida.

According to the local website, on the island of Koronisi, there is a chapel of “Agioi Apostoloi” (Holy Apostles), where weddings and baptisms are carried out for the romantic ones.

This bring us to our next tip about Koronisi island.


02. Rent a Kayak to Koronisi Island

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As we mentioned, Koronisi is a small Island that is a perfect ornament from Tolo beach and where you can already easily have a breathtaking view from.

According to the Photohound website, Koronisi is an uninhabited islet, which is the third and smallest island in Tolo (Greece) after Romvi and Daskalio. The islet is situated at a mere distance of about 560 meters from the coast, just opposite the village.

There is a small chapel dedicated to the Holy Apostles was built in 1830 at the top of the islet. The background view consists of the islets of Ypsili and Plateia. The island is not only an archaeological site but also a natural park with rich and rare fauna and flora.

Although we don’t know if you can visit the land and walk around the Island, we saw from our amazing balcony view people just taking a Kayak during morning to go around Koronisi Island. We got tempt to do it but at the end we had other priorities during the day to achieve, but if you are nature passion we are sure you will love it.

We believe you can easily rent a kayak visiting one of the many tours office located at the main street of Tolo or even in the beach, or visiting the website of Unlimited Adrelanine for further information.

You can also try your hand at paddleboarding, or snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters.


03. Explore the Main Street of Tolo, Greece

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One of the best ways to experience Tolo Village is to spend some time walking along its main street, Μπουμπουλίνας. While we don’t know the exact translation, it’s easy to find since it’s the only street leading up to the beach where you’ll discover a variety of restaurants, shops, and cafes.

Take a leisurely stroll up and down Μπουμπουλίνας Street to soak in the local culture. Check out the variety of restaurants and shops, from souvenir stores to boutiques selling local crafts.

Must important, as you walk, take your time to admire the beautiful surroundings. The small streets branching off Μπουμπουλίνας often lead to the beach, providing stunning views of the Argolic Gulf.

Don’t rush—let yourself explore and discover the hidden gems of Tolo, from picturesque alleyways to scenic beach spots.


04. Try Local Cuisine – Greek dishes at local tavernas:

One of the best ways to experience Tolo Village is to stop by one of the many restaurants to enjoy a delicious meal, or grab a coffee at a cozy cafe and people-watch.

Savor traditional Greek dishes at local tavernas. Don’t miss out on fresh seafood.

There are restaurants to fit all kinds of budgets, many offering stunning sea views.

Below, we suggest some of the restaurants we tried and we loved it:

Tolo, Greece – Dinner experience:

Mammann’s Grill:

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Mammann’s Grill offers simple but delicious options of traditional Greek food. It’s great for sandwiches, almost like Greek street food, as some people call it. We shared Saganaki cheese, a Greek salad, and YOGURTLOU KEBAP, which were generously portioned for the two of us. We ate really well on a small budget.


Maria’s Restaurant:

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Recommended by the blogger we mentioned earlier, Maria’s Restaurant boasts amazing sea views. We suggest reserving in advance to secure a table with a view. We enjoyed a Greek salad, seafood pasta, and various local cheeses recommended as appetizers. They offered complimentary desserts at the end. Maria’s was our most expensive dinner in Tolo, and while good, we believe you can find equally great food for less.


Fish Tavern Bikaki:

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Fish Tavern Bikaki is a simple yet excellent restaurant that offers both indoor seating and, weather permitting, sea views. We opted to dine indoors due to the weather. We ordered fish with vegetables and had the unique opportunity to choose our fish directly from the kitchen, where they cleaned and cooked it to our preference—a really cool experience. They also provided delicious complimentary desserts. It was a great meal at an affordable price.


Cafes & Bakery:

  • Klopatra’s Coffee & Pastry:
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Visit Kleopatra’s Coffee Shop in Tolo, Greece, for a cozy breakfast. This charming bakery offers delicious bread, pastries, and snacks. We loved the Peinirli Cheese Boat-shaped that is a kind of Greek pizza.

We also enjoyed a brewed coffee and some Greek pastries, but there are also options like delicious Greek yogurt with fruits, juices, and more. The friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere make it a must-visit spot.


Ice Cream:

  • Gelateria Athina:
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Tolo offers many delicious options for perfect ice cream or sorbet, and one we really liked was Gelateria Athina.

The owner was friendly and explained how he developed the flavors. We tried a couple of them and loved it. There’s also a patio with a partial sea view, making it a perfect spot to enjoy your ice cream.

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05. Shopping – Main Street of Tolo, Greece

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While shopping is one of the things to do in Tolo, we highly recommend visiting the Olive Tree Boutique. This store offers local and high-quality products that make for perfect souvenirs.

They have a large selection of items made from olive wood, including dishes and other souvenirs. Their cosmetics and body care products are wonderful, especially their serums for the face and hair, which are perfect for restoring skin and hair after exposure to the sun and high temperatures.

Of course, you’ll love all the local stores around that sell gorgeous clothes, beautiful jewelry, lots of souvenirs, and more. Just try not to go overboard!


06. Discovering Local Finds in Tolo, Greece

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After exploring and shopping along the main street of Tolo, make sure to visit the local supermarkets if you’re looking for souvenirs, small gifts, or delicious groceries from Greek cuisine to bring back home. These local markets offer great products at much lower prices than in more touristy areas.

We found some fantastic souvenirs for less than 3 euros. Here are some products we recommend:

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07. Getting Lost in Tolo Village

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One of the activities we really enjoyed in Tolo, Greece was walking around the charming houses and buildings in Tolo Village.

Since our apartment was located uphill, we often walked down the street to reach the beach or the main street of Tolo, where most of the restaurants are located.

We frequently changed our route, passing by the local church, admiring beautifully decorated houses with flowers, and exploring the surroundings. We took lots of pictures along the way.

So, our tip is to simply get lost in the middle of Tolo Village and enjoy the walk. It’s a great way to discover hidden gems and experience the local charm of Tolo.

And if you have time, watch the sunset from the hilltop at St. Nicholas Church for stunning panoramic views.

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08. Discover Archaeological Site of Asine – Greece:

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Although we didn’t have time to do it ourselves, we highly recommend taking a walk or hike to explore the ancient ruins of Asine if you have the time. Located about a 23-minute walk from Tolo, the site offers a fascinating glimpse into ancient Greek history.

The ancient city of Asine, known for its rich archaeological significance, dates back to the Bronze Age and was inhabited until the medieval period. The site also offers stunning views of the surrounding area, making it a perfect destination for history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.


09. Take a Day Cruise to Hydra and Spetses from Tolo

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One of the coolest things to do in Tolo is to take a day cruise to the nearby islands of Hydra and Spetses. Unfortunately, we didn’t stay in Tolo long enough to experience it ourselves, as we were traveling around Greece. However, even our Airbnb host mentioned how beautiful these trips are.

As you walk along Tolo’s main street, you’ll find a couple of stores offering these day cruises. You can easily check out the available trips, including the schedules and prices. It’s a perfect way to explore more of Greece’s stunning islands while staying in Tolo. Don’t miss this opportunity for a memorable adventure!

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10. Recommended Day Trips from Tolo

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Tolo is an amazing village perfect for relaxation, but there are also incredible places nearby to explore, relax, and visit. Taking a day tour from Tolo is great, but renting a car, as we did, will make your life easier and more fun.

We highly recommend taking some day trips from Tolo to explore historical sites, stunning beaches, and charming cities.

Here are our top suggestions, and stay tuned for a full blog about Nafplio and other places mentioned below:

Day Trip Suggestions from Tolo

Nafplio (about 20 minutes driving distance from Tolo)

Our favorite place to visit. We took several trips to this picturesque city with a rich history, stunning architecture, and beautiful beaches. Nafplio offers both a new city and a historic city, and we loved both! Stay tuned for our complete blog and vlog about Nafplio, with lots of tips on places to visit, where to eat, the best shops, and advice from locals who became our friends!

Argos (about 35 minutes driving distance from Tolo)

A delightful surprise for us, Argos was suggested by a local store owner in Nafplio. Known for its archaeological sites and ancient ruins, such as the Castle of Argos, which had free entry and offered gorgeous views with almost nobody there. You can also enjoy a fantastic meal and drinks.

Epidaurus (about 45 minutes driving distance from Tolo)

Famous for its ancient theater and the sanctuary of Asklepios, it’s a beautiful place to visit. You will find a mix of nature, history, and amazing views.

Mycenae (about 45 minutes driving distance from Tolo)

Explore the ancient ruins of this legendary city. When visiting Mycenae, try to visit the Tholos Tomb of Tiryns, a hidden gem amid orange tree plantations, which we found fascinating and is free of charge.

Paralia Karathonas Beach (23 minutes driving distance from Tolo)

We visited this beach after trying to visit Nafplio Castle. It was amazing—calm and almost empty, perfect for relaxing with your beach towels and enjoying the gorgeous views.

Ancient Corinth Archaeological Site and Museum (about 1 hour 20 minutes driving distance from Tolo)

Located on the northern foothills of Acrocorinth Hill, around the Archaic Temple of Apollo. It’s a bit further from Tolo, but totally doable in one day if you have a car. Alternatively, you can check in Tolo Village about trips to visit it and the Corinth Canal.

Methana (about 1 hour 30 minutes driving distance from Tolo)

A small town with volcanic hot springs and beautiful coastal views. Although we didn’t visit it, locals told us it’s a beautiful place, so if you have the chance, go for it.

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These day trips offer a variety of experiences, from historical exploration to relaxing beach days, making your stay in Tolo even more memorable. Remember to always check Google Maps for traffic and accurate driving times. If you decide not to rent a car, you can find day trips from Tolo by visiting one of the many tour stores in Tolo Village.

If you’re in Athens, consider using GetYourGuide to explore Tolo and the Nafplio region. This way, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip with plenty of options to discover amazing places nearby.


11. Discover a Complete Olive Oil Tour at Melas Epidaurus Olive Oil Domain

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On the recommendation of Katerina from the blog Limitless Travelling, we booked a half-day morning tour at Melas Epidaurus Olive Oil Domain and loved it.

The tour was a comprehensive class on olive oil, conducted by Anastasia, who did a fantastic job.

Melas is an extroverted family business dealing with the production and standardization of extra virgin olive oil, based in Lygourio, next to the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus.

We enjoyed a delicious meal served with their best extra virgin olive oil and received a thorough explanation of the olive oil extraction process.

Read our full blog about our experience and discover how you can shop there too.

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12. Watch our new Travel Vlog – Tolo, Greece – 2024

Join us from Discovering Destinations as we spent 25 days in Tolo, Greece, back in May and June 2024. In our new vlog Tolo, Greece – 2024: Hidden Gem of the Peloponnese’, we’ll cover Tolo beach, top things to do, best eats, the drive from Athens, and more!

Just a reminder that It’s the first in our Greece series, featuring Peloponnese, Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Santorini, and beyond! Stay tuned for more!

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13. Essential Tips for Your Trip to Tolo, Greece: Answering Common Questions

Here are some essential tips to help you make the most of your visit and answer some of the most common questions travelers have.

Currency

The currency used in Tolo, as in the rest of Greece, is the Euro (€).

Make sure to have some cash on hand for small purchases, as a few places don’t accept credit cards, though credit cards are widely accepted.

Packing List

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The packing list can vary depending on the time of year you visit Tolo, Greece. Based on our experience from early May to early June 2024, the region was warm in the afternoons but windy and a little cold in the mornings and late evenings in early May, warming up in June.

Always check local weather websites before your trip. Here are some packing tips:

  • Clothing: For summer visits, pack lightweight, breathable clothing for the warm Mediterranean climate. Don’t forget swimwear and a cover-up for the beach. Local weather websites can help you with the best forecast. You can also buy clothes in Tolo or Nafplio, but they might be expensive during peak tourist seasons.
  • Beach Essentials: Items like sunscreen, beach towels, and hats can be bought locally or borrowed from your hotel or apartment, but you may want to bring your preferred sunscreen and a reusable water bottle.
  • Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring, and flip-flops are perfect for the beach. As a Brazilian, my favorite beach flip-flops are the Havaianas Flip Flop Sandals. They are the best for walking on the beach and have beautiful styles suitable for strolling through Tolo’s city center or any beach village worldwide! Since some Greek beaches, like those in Santorini, have stones instead of sand, I also recommend barefoot water shoes to protect your feet.
  • Toiletries: Bring your favorite sunscreen and basic toiletries, although you can buy anything you need at local shops.
  • Medication: Bring prescription medication and some basic emergency pills. Although you can buy these in Tolo or Nafplio, it’s better to have your regular medications with you.
  • Travel Documents: Passport, travel insurance, driver’s license (if you want to rent a car), and any necessary health documents.
  • Bottle of Water: We recommend bringing a recyclable water bottle, such as a stainless steel one for durability and pure taste, to carry fresh water around.

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Getting Around

  • Renting a Car: Renting a car is recommended for flexibility in exploring Tolo and nearby attractions. You drive on the right side of the road, just like in Canada.
  • Local Transport: Local buses and taxis are also available for getting around.
  • Tours: You can book tours from Tolo to other areas by checking local tour stores or GetYourGuide.


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Weather

Tolo enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Summers (June to August) are hot and dry, while spring and autumn are mild and pleasant. We experienced some chilly winds in early May 2024, so bringing a sweater or scarf is a good idea.

Don’t forget to always check local weather websites before your trip.

Language

The official language is Greek, which can be difficult to learn if you haven’t spoken it before.

However, English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas, so communication shouldn’t be a problem.

Local Cuisine

Don’t miss out on trying local dishes like:

  • Greek salads;
  • Fresh fish and seafood;
  • Delicious Greek pastries, bakeries and peinirli;
  • Greece ice cream flavors;
  • Cheese and olives;
  • Greek wine and Ouzo.

Health and Safety

Tolo is a safe destination, but it’s always wise to follow standard travel safety practices. Consider bringing a travel money belt, especially for cities and beaches. Carry a small first aid kit and stay hydrated, especially in the summer heat.

eSIM Internet and Connectivity

Wi-Fi is widely available in hotels, cafes, and restaurants.

However, for reliable mobile data throughout Greece, including remote areas, we highly recommend using an eSIM card from Airalo. We’ve been using Airalo for a while now, including trips to Morocco, Ireland, Brazil, and most recently, Greece, and we’ve loved the experience.

During our travels, Airalo provided 100% reliable mobile data, which was crucial for staying connected. For instance, we even made a Facetime call to our family from the Sahara Desert to share the stunning sunset—a memorable experience made possible by Airalo’s service.

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Electricity – Power Travel Plug Adapter

Greece uses the European standard 230V/50Hz voltage and Type C and F plugs. It’s essential to bring a suitable adapter if needed, especially for cell phones, cameras, and other electronics.

If you are traveling as a couple or have multiple devices, we recommend bringing more than one adapter. In our experience, we had only one international adapter, but with our numerous devices, it wasn’t enough. We ended up buying an additional adapter in Nafplio since we couldn’t find what we needed in Tolo.

Having multiple adapters ensures you can keep all your devices charged, especially if both of you need to work or use your electronics simultaneously.

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14. Photography Tips for Tolo, Greece

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Tolo is a picturesque village that offers fantastic opportunities for photography. If you’re passionate about capturing beautiful moments like Serge, here are some tips to help you make the most of your photographic journey in Tolo:

Best Times for Photography

  • Morning Light: The early morning light is soft and warm, perfect for capturing serene and tranquil shots. Head to the beach to photograph the gentle waves and the peaceful atmosphere as the day begins.
  • Golden Hour: The hour before sunset, known as the golden hour, provides a magical light that enhances the beauty of your photos. This is an ideal time to capture stunning landscapes and the vibrant colors of Tolo. Great tip is to watch the sunset from the hilltop at St. Nicholas Church for stunning panoramic views.

Prime Locations

  • Tolo Beach: This is a must-visit spot for any photographer. The expansive views of the sea, the boats anchored near the shore, and the backdrop of the mountains make for incredible compositions.
  • Church of Tolo: The charming church offers a unique architectural element to your photos. Great spot to watch the sunset from the hilltop at St. Nicholas Church for stunning panoramic views.
  • Village Streets: Wander through the narrow streets of Tolo village, where you’ll find colorful houses adorned with flowers, quaint shops, and friendly locals. These streets provide a perfect setting for capturing the essence of Greek village life.
  • Harbor Area: The harbor, with its boats and reflections on the water, is a fantastic place to shoot both during the day and at dusk. The interplay of light and shadow here can create captivating images.

Additional Tips

  • Bring a Variety of Lenses: A wide-angle lens is great for capturing the expansive landscapes, while a zoom lens can help you focus on specific details or distant subjects.
  • Use a Tripod: For low-light situations, such as early morning or late evening shots, a tripod will help you achieve sharp images without camera shake.
  • Experiment with Angles: Don’t be afraid to try different perspectives. Shoot from high vantage points, get down low to capture unique angles, and play with the composition to make your photos stand out.
  • Capture the Local Life: Photos of the local people, markets, and daily activities can add a dynamic and authentic touch to your travel photography.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to capture the enchanting beauty of Tolo and create a visual story that reflects the charm and character of this Greek village.

Happy shooting!

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