Tolo

 

Tolo (former names "Toulon", "Minoa") is a village in the prefecture of Argolida, built along a large beach on the shores of the Argolic Gulf. Administratively it belonged to the Municipality of Asini until the end of 2010 when the Municipality was abolished and integrated into the Municipality of Nafplio. Its population, according to the 2011 census, is 1,460 inhabitants. Tolo is experiencing significant tourist development, taking advantage of the large beach that it has and the close distance that separates it from Nafplio, from which it is 8 km away.

Historical data
In 1686, during the Sixth Venetian-Turkish War, the troops of the Venetian general Morosini landed on the then deserted beach of Tolo, from where they then headed further north to occupy Nafplio and Argos. The settlement of Tolo was created several years later, when after the liberation of Greece, with a resolution of Kapodistrias, refugees from Crete settled in the area who were persecuted for several years did not have a permanent place of residence in the Peloponnese and elsewhere and lived as poor. The settlement was originally named Minoa after the mythical Cretan king Minos. This name was not preserved and eventually the oldest name of the area prevailed. Today, most of the inhabitants of the area are of Cretan origin. In the second half of the 20th century the settlement developed based on the rising tourist current. A major reconstruction took place in the area during the 1960s and 1970s, but it was anarchic and unsightly, as was generally the case at the time. Today it is one of the most popular summer destinations.