Tolo Beach (or Tolon), literally a few steps from Pitsakis Hotel is a long stretch of sandy beach that follows the half moon bay around to the harbour. It is an excellent choice for families, swimmiers and sunbathers and even for the more athletic visitors with its great choice of watersports. The sea is crystal clear, warm and shallow so ideal for children. The beach itself, at the point where Pitsakis Hotel is located is sandy, wide and sunbeds and umbrellas are available for rent. Tolo is awarded the famous Blue Flag for clean beaches.
Kastraki Beach is a secluded cove found just past the end of Tolo beach. It is a pebble beach and is surrounded by rocks. There is a cafeteria/bar half way up the cliff to sit and enjoy the view. The sea again is amazingly clear and this is a great beach for snorkelling. On the one side of the cove is the headland where Ancient Asini is located.
The next beach around the coast is Plaka Beach in Drepano which is just a few minutes away from Tolo. It is a long stright beach and is a mixture of pebbles and sand. The sea is clean and clear and there are a number of tavernas and bars along the stretch.
The biggest beach in the area is Karathona beach just outside the town of Nafplion passing over the mountains to a picturesque bay a ten minute drive from Tolo. The beach is very popular (as is Tolo) with Greek tourists and it is well set up with most of the bars and cafeterias oferring free sunbeds and umbrellas for the price of a coffee. Another great alternative to Tolo during your visit to Pitsakis Hotel. Karathona is also a blue flag holder for clean beaches.
Arvanitia Beach is what's known as the town's beach in Nafplio. It is the beach that locals go to for a quick dip as it is within easy walking distance of the town centre. It is carved from the rock under the Palamidi castle. There are a couple of bars/cafes that are very popular with all ages.
Candia beach is the next beach along the coast from Vivari and is a quiet pebble beach. The water, as all the beache sin the area, is clear and clean. A great place to go with kids but there are no facilities as such here.
Kondyli Beach is a favourite with younger people particularly during July & August. It is a large, sandy beach and has watersports and cafe/bars. Another great alternative.
Vivari is a small, traditional fishing village centred around a sheltered cove with fish tavernas lining the coastline. There are a number of small covelets and one main beach area which is fairly small. A great place for a fish lunch and a quick dip.
Iria is the last beach along the coast located after Candia and it is a long pebble and sand beach. At some intervals there are campsites set back in the trees. A quiet place and ideal for a get away from it all beach.