Methana

VOLCANO

The volcano belongs to the Methanon volcanic arc of southern Aegean, with intense volcanic activity between the period 276-239 BC, reports of ancient historians Strabo, Pausanias and Ovid. Above the village Poor old town, ideally located in volcanic rock, is the most famous crater, one of thirty listed. Craters are also areas of Makryllogou of Mouskas and Cell. The crater of the poor little country has a depth of about 50 meters and a diameter of 100 meters. The path to the crater, a path carved into the lava, offers a nice experience ascent. Getting to the heart of the crater awaits a pleasant cool surprise!


CAVE OF PIGEONS

The cave of pigeons on the road to Vathi. Immediately after aquaculture left the road and then climb from 30m. Discovered in 1973 during the opening of the road and is 2.5 million years old. The length of the cave is 250m and consists of three chambers. In the first chamber there is a small lake, the second is full of rocks and in the third there is still water. In the last two chambers are in pretty impressive stalagmites formations. It is said that the cave extends all the way down from the plateau “Throni.”

 


Throni

Over Megalochori, extending the plateau “Throni.” A stone throne, was there, as the beginning of last century, whose pieces were transferred and housed at the Museum of Poros. We can still meet a well-preserved tower of the 4th century BC mill ruins and 3rd century BC. At the top of Turtle are round and rectangular basins, probably Byzantine Era and in the St. Nicholas Roman ruins building to use bathroom.


CASTLE FAVIEROU

Castle Favierou in Methana is one of the most impressive sights, and a historic monument. Located at an altitude of about 80 meters up the hill of the narrow of Methana. The last steps of the path to the castle is hiking through a trail marking. Along the way one finds remains of fortifications. This castle of the medieval era with four small turrets on edges. Built in 1826 under the command of Nicholas Charles Favierou, French General, and was built on the ruins of a castle built by the Athenians in the 5th century BC. General Fabvier was he who organized and commanded the first regular army of Greece, who is credited with the name of the settlement of Taktikoupoli. General who distinguished himself for bravery, after some years of persecution landed at Nafplion with the nickname “De Borrell.” In 1826, he made his first attempt at establishing Mail Poros, which failed.


HILL PALAIOKASTRO / ACROPOLIS METHANON

In Palaiokastro Hill, near Deep, lie the ruins of the Acropolis of ancient of Methana, with well preserved by volcanic rock walls, built in the 4th-3rd century BC. The area has been inhabited since the Neolithic Age (5000 BC), and remains of ancient dwellings and survive in the sea, the sunken city of of Methana. Among the ancient undersea ruins, Byzantine churches exist, which means that the subsidence continued early AD years.

 


 

ISLAND OF SAINTS  ANARGYRON

The overgrown pine trees and picturesque island of St. Anargiron is visible from the entrance to the visitor in the spa town of of Methana and a road connects it with the city. The island’s namesake temple and the remains of an ancient fortification of classical and archaic remnants of Cyclopean walls.


ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA ST Constantinou

Another remarkable archaeological site. Located on the hill of St. Constantine and Helen. In 1990 the foundations of a small church Prehistoric settlement Mycenaean, 14th and 13th century BC. In one of the buildings of the settlement found tributes (figurines and jewelry), from which it was estimated that prehistoric goddess worship space, and possibly Neptune. The findings of the excavation exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Poros. Along the road leading to the coast, down the hill-Kossonas crater, where there antiquities, ancient cobbled nuggets are also in Magoyla, west of St. Nicholas Old Baths and OGA hill, on the beach there Cell fortress ruins of classical times with remnants of an ancient temple inside.

 

 

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