The peninsula of Methana with its two steep volcanic slopes is actually a volcano that emerged from the sea! Welcome the opportunity to explore a stunning volcanic landscape with dense vegetation, coastal villages and diverse flora and fauna. The establishment of the spa complex in 1870 made it a popular spa town attracting mainly senior citizens from many European countries.
Follow a fascinating route to the fishing village of Agios Georgios and on to the Baths of Pausanias, one of the peninsula’s hot springs, or follow the footsteps of the ancient historian Pausanias to the ancient city of Méthana. In the village of Paleókastro stand the remains of the classical walls and gates of an acropolis, the rest of which fell into the sea due to a volcanic eruption.
The peninsula boasts approximately 32 volcanoes. Climbing to the largest crater is a truly challenging experience. Start from Kameni Hora and follow the path on a 25-minute climb to the lip of the volcano. Step on now solid red lava flows and take in views of a different world of savage black, red and green crags and sharp abysses… Last but not least, soak up the atmosphere along the island’s volcanic beaches (Nissaki Agion Anargiron, Limnionas and Vathy).
The Peloponnese is a region rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, yet some of its most captivating sites remain hidden from the mainstream tourist radar. However, there are also many hidden gems tucked away in this picturesque region that are off the beaten path and waiting to be explored.
Significant monuments such as archaeological sites, Byzantine churches and impressive castles, dating to various historical periods, make the Peloponnese the ideal place for the visitor...
From Piraeus port by ferry boat (duration app. 2 hours). Methana is also connected by ferry boat to Poros, Aegina, Hydra, Spetses and Hermione and by hydrofoil to Poros, Aegina, Hydra, Spetses, Hermione, Porto Heli, Tolo, Nafplion and Monemvasia.
Take the Athens Corinth National Road and after the Corinth Canal head to Epidaurus and then Galatas. Before reaching Galatas follow the Straits connecting the Peloponnese to Méthana Peninsula. The distance is 165 km and the journey lasts about 2 hours.