Description of Methana
is an island-like peninsula in Saronic Gulf
which is often misunderstood as an island. It is popular as a destination for mainlanders because of the easy access by car and there are many summer houses here. There are also hotels
receives a great number of visitors during the summer.
Geography of Methana
is a peninsula
in the Peloponnese
, in Corinthia
region that spans an area of 50 sq. km. with a total population of 2.057 residents. The islands closer to Methana
on the north, and Poros
on the southeast.
History of Methana
is a dormant volcano
and the last eruption happened in 1700 in a submarine volcano. Methana
is the northwesternmost of the arc of the Aegean islands of which the active volcanic areas are also the islands of Milos
. The area has been inhabited since 1500 BC and in 1990 a Mycenaean settlement was excavated.
Sightseeing on Methana
Because of its volcanic origin, Methana
has a natural thermal spring and has also a public spa. The landscape consists of hills covered with dense pine forests, while beaches and lovely bays are all around Methana. Some of the most popular beaches are: Dristeika,Megalohorion, Megalo Potami, Kammeni Gi, Vathi, Makrilogos, Palea Loutra, Kounoupitsa, Agios Georgios, Agios Nikolaos. Agii Theodori, Kipseli.
Local Products of Methana
There are orchards of orange and citrus trees and local olive oil is also produced.
Getting to Methana
By car and by ferry boats departing from Piraeus Port in Athens.
Best time to visit Methana
All year round. Especially from May till October for summer holidays and swimming.
Useful Phone Numbers on Methana
Police: +30 22980 92463
Tourist Police: +30 22980 92370
Port Authorities of Methana: +30 22980 92279
Doctor: +30 22980 92222