Tolo, Greece

Tolo, Assini, Drepano – Greece

The first seaside village you meet on leaving Nafplio is Tolo, situated on a picturesque bay. Its seafood tavernas overlook the water. You take a bite and inhale the salt breeze. You listen to the put-put of the little mortboats chugging over to the islet of Romvi opposite.

The more romantic travellers will want to head for Assini, which inspired one of Nobel prize-winning poet George Seferis’ most beautiful poems. A sheer rock at the water’s edge adorned with remnants of the distant past. Here stood the acropolis of ancient Assini mentioned by the first Greek poet, Homer.

Ten km. from Nafplio the road passes through the coastal village of Drepano, drenched in orange and lemon trees.